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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