SPRING ARBOR, Mich. -- With an 8-1 victory tonight at Spring Arbor (Mich.) the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s tennis team won a share of the Crossroads League regular season championship.
The championship is the second straight for the Wildcats and the 17th overall for the program. IWU has won nine league titles over the past 13 years. Indiana Wesleyan finishes league play with a 7-1 record and are 8-3 overall. IWU ends the league schedule in a three-way tie for the championship with Grace (Ind.) and Huntington (Ind.).
Indiana Wesleyan would race out to a quick start on Friday with three easy victories in doubles play. Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque won 8-2 at No. 1-doubles, Leonard Mathews and Gavin White took the 8-3 victory at No. 2-doubles, and the team of Adam Wroughton and Kaman Tabor won 8-3 in the third contest.
The wins kept coming in singles as Indiana Wesleyan won five of the six matches. Johnson won the top singles match in three sets by scores of 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 as did Wroughton in the No. 5-spot by scores of 6-4, 4-6, 12-10. Three Wildcats won in straight sets. Dubuque won 6-3, 6-0 in No. 2-singles, White gain a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3-singles, and Daniel Smith won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4-singles. Tabor fell in No. 6-singles by scores of 7-5, 6-3.
Indiana Wesleyan will play again tomorrow at home in a non-league tilt with Cornerstone (Mich.). Match time begins at 2 p.m. at the Sutter Tennis Center.