MARION, Ind. -- No. 3-seed Indiana Wesleyan University men’s tennis had little resistance in a 9-0 victory over No. 6-seed Spring Arbor (Mich.) this afternoon in the Crossroads League Tournament First Round at the Sutter Tennis Center.
Indiana Wesleyan will next play in the league semifinals on Thursday at Huntington. The Foresters are the No. 2-seed in the tournament and defeated No. 7-seed Taylor by a 7-2 margin today.
Indiana Wesleyan quickly gained a 3-0 lead in team play as IWU dropped just five games in doubles. Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque won 8-2 in the top match, Leonard Mathews and Gavin White won 8-0 in No. 2-doubles, and Adam Wroughton and Kaman Tabor finished with an 8-3 win at the third spot.
The Wildcats did not drop a set in singles play for the 9-0 team victory. Johnson won the top match 6-2, 6-0 while Dubuque won 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2-singles. Mathews won the third contest after his opponent retired due to injury but he was leading 6-2, 2-0. White won 6-1, 6-0 in the fourth spot, Daniel Smith claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 5 position, and Wroughton earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory in No. 6-singles.
Indiana Wesleyan improves to 10-4 on the season.