May 13, 2016

Wolverines drop NCAA opener

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Grove City College men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Franciscan University in the regional quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament Friday at Case Western University. Franciscan won two of the three doubles matches, then secured three singles wins to clinch the win.

Franciscan will face Case Western at 11 a.m. Saturday. Grove City concludes the season 9-9 overall, including an 8-2 mark in the spring portion of the 2015-16 schedule. The Wolverines defeated Franciscan, 5-4, during the regular season September 22 in Grove City.

Grove City's appearance in the NCAA Tournament marked the sixth straight season that the Wolverines advanced to the national tournament.

Grove City vs. Franciscan

Position Grove City's Lineup Franciscan Grove City Result 
First Singles Jon Graber (Sr., Atglen, Pa./Octorara) Zachary Quiza 3-6, 3-4 unfinished
Second Singles Jon Fleet (So., West Chester, Pa./Hendersen) Jared Sulak Lost 6-3, 6-2
Third Singles Zack Sprunger (So., Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) John Gallagher Lost 6-3, 6-1
Fourth Singles Jason Wichert (Jr., Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) David Freytag 6-2, 4-5 unfinished
Fifth Singles Nathan Roberts (Jr., Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) Connor Jooste Won 6-1, 6-1
Sixth Singles Thane Feldeisen (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills) Richard Watson Lost 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
First Doubles Graber/Sprunger Gallagher/Sulak Lost 8-4
Second Doubles Fleet/Roberts Freytag/Quiza Lost 8-6
Third Doubles Feldeisen/Wichert Jooste/Watson Won 8-5

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