Tennis streak snapped in HCAC clash

The Hanover College men’s tennis team’s three-match winning streak was snapped with a 5-4 loss to Defiance College (Ohio). The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match was held at the Zeddies Tennis Center.

Hanover, now 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the HCAC, captured victories in two of the three doubles matches before Defiance rallied with wins in four of the six singles battles.

Junior Brian Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) and sophomore Joshua Ruse (Indianapolis, Ind.) combined for an 8-2 triumph against the Yellow Jackets’ Cord Speelman and Justin Walker at No. 2 doubles. Junior Andrew Laubner (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman Nathan Jones (Richmond, Ind.) teamed for an 8-3 win at No. 3 against Tory Savage and Tyler Thiel.

Sophomore Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) and senior Jordan Myers (Indianapolis, Ind.) posted the Panthers’ singles wins.

Clark defeated Speelman 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) at No. 1. Myers handled Walker 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4.

Defiance raised its record to 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Hanover vs. Defiance (Ohio) results