MARION, Ind. -- The Indiana Wesleyan University men’s tennis team won a very important match today over Marian (Ind.) to keep pace amidst a very crowded top of the Crossroads League standings.
The Wildcats defeated the Knights 6-3 to keep the pace at the top of the Crossroads League standings. Grace still leads the league with a 6-0 mark while Indiana Wesleyan and Huntington (Ind.) are tied for second at 6-1. The loss for Marian drops them to fourth place at 5-2. Grace and Huntington played today in the other significant match on Tuesday.
Indiana Wesleyan grabbed hold of the early lead over Marian with wins in two of the three doubles matches. Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque won 8-2 in the top singles match and the duo of Adam Wroughton and Kaman Tabor also won 8-2 in the third match. The second unit of Leonard Mathews and Gavin White dropped an 8-4 decision.
The Wildcats would win the top four singles matches and the Knights would gain the last two. Johnson won 6-2, 6-1 in the first spot and Dubuque won 7-6, 6-3 in the second match. Mathews won 6-2, 7-5 in the third contest and White gained a 6-2, 6-1 victory in No. 4-singles. Daniel Smith fell 0-6, 2-6 in the fifth match and Wroughton lost 1-6, 5-7 in No. 6-singles.
Indiana Wesleyan will complete its league scheduled at 4 p.m. on Friday as the Wildcats play Spring Arbor (Mich.) in Spring Arbor (Mich.).