September 23, 2015

Grove City edges Franciscan for first win

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's tennis team earned its first win of the 2015-16 season by edging Franciscan 5-4 in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Walters-Zbell Tennis Courts.

Grove City's first doubles tandem of senior Jon Graber (Atglen, Pa./Octorara) and Zack Sprunger (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) rallied from a 4-1 deficit to earn 8-5 victory while the Wolverines' sophomore Jon Fleet (West Chester, Pa./Hendersen) and junior Nate Roberts (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) also rallied for a narrow 8-6 victory at second doubles. Sprunger would also add the decisive victory for Grove City in singles play, overcoming a 6-0 first-set loss to pull out a 7-5 win in the second set before taking the third 6-3 at third singles.

Wolverine junior Jason Wichert (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) and senior Thane Feldeisen (Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills) added victories at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

Grove City closes out its fall season on Thursday, October 1, hosting Mount Union at 3:30 p.m.


Grove City vs. Franciscan

Position Grove City's Lineup Franciscan Grove City Result 
First Singles Jon Graber (Sr., Atglen, Pa./Octorara) Zack Quiza Lost 6-4, 6-2
Second Singles Jon Fleet (So., West Chester, Pa./Hendersen) Joe Quiza Lost 6-0, 7-5
Third Singles Zack Sprunger (So., Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) John Gallagher Won 0-6, 7-5, 6-3
Fourth Singles Nathan Roberts (Jr., Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) Daniel Freytag Lost 6-2, 6-4
Fifth Singles Jason Wichert (Jr., Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) RJ Watson Won 6-1, 6-2
Sixth Singles Thane Feldeisen (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills) Connor Jooste Won 6-1, 6-0
First Doubles Graber/Sprunger Z. Quiza/Freytag Won 8-5
Second Doubles Fleet/Roberts Gallagher/Watson Won 8-6
Third Doubles Miguel Esteban Diaz (Fr., Soria, Spain/IES Castilla)/J. Wichert J. Quiza/Jooste Lost 8-0

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