WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Spring Arbor University men's tennis overcame a slow start Tuesday to edge out Grace College 5-4. The Cougars dropped all three doubles matches, but rallied back winning five of the six singles contests to remain unbeaten on the season.
Spring Arbor is one of just two teams with an unblemished record in the Crossroads League, tied at the top of the standings with Indiana Wesleyan University – both with 5-0 marks in league play.
FINAL SCORE: Spring Arbor 5, Grace 4
LOCATION: Miller Field Tennis Courts | Winona Lake, Ind.
RECORDS: Spring Arbor 5-0 (5-0 CL), Grace 2-3 (2-3 CL)
1. Danila Kurkulin (GC) def. Nick Romano (SAU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Alex Reinbold (SAU) def. Uros Pajic (GC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Ryan MacLean (SAU) def. Diego Zamora (GC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jonah Engle (SAU) def. Adam Yoder (GC) 6-4, 6-3
5. Patrick Doerr (SAU) def. Arturo Fonseca (GC) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
6. Connor Mogle (SAU) def. Lucas Fonseca (GC) 6-4, 7-5
1. Kurkulin / Caleb Yoder (GC) def. Romano / Engle (SAU) 8-5
2. Pajic / Zamora (GC) def. Doerr / MacLean (SAU) 8-5
3. Yoder / Conner Bates (GC) def. Reinbold / Josh Scott (SAU) 8-6
Spring Arbor will compete in the ITA Regional Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 in Marion, Indiana.