MARION, Ind. -- In their final tune-up before next week’s Crossroads League Tournament the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s tennis team fell 6-3 to visiting Cornerstone (Mich.) at the Sutter Tennis Center.
The Wildcats were without one top player as No. 3-singles play Leonard Mathews rested an injury before the league tournament.
The Golden Eagles claimed the early advantage with two wins in doubles matches. The Wildcats would only win the No. 3 match as Adam Wroughton and Kaman Tabor earned an 8-4 victory. Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque dropped the top match 8-4 while Gavin White and Daniel Smith lost a tight 9-8 contest at No. 2-doubles
Johnson and White would gain wins for Indiana Wesleyan at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Johnson cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory while White took down his opponent 6-2, 6-2.
Three of the four singles losses for Indiana Wesleyan went to three sets. Smith lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 4-singles, Wroughton dropped a 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 decision at No. 5 play, and Tabor fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in No. 6-sinlges. Dubuque also lost by a 6-4, 6-4 score at No. 2-singles.
Indiana Wesleyan will open the Crossroads League Tournament with a home match against No. 6-seed Spring Arbor (Mich.) on Tuesday. Indiana Wesleyan finished in a three-way tie for the league regular season championship and will be the third seed in the tournament.