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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