MARION, Ind. — The Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis
team avoided the rainy conditions by playing indoors against the Indiana
Wesleyan Wildcats. The Tigers looked good
in their second dual match of the season, winning 5-4 over the talented Wildcats
ONU (2-0) fell behind after dropping two of three doubles
matches. The team of Navarro Veys
(Mortsel, Belgium) and Caio Barros
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) lost 8-5 to Johnson and Dubuque. Oscar Mancineiras-Cornella (Lleida, Spain)
and Juan Lopez-Isasi Morales (Madrid,
Spain) lost by a similar score to Mathews and White. Lastly, the lone Tiger veteran Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) and Tyler Ellis (Danville, Ill.) won 8-3
over Wroughton and Tabor.
In singles, the Tigers won by winning four of six
matches. Veys fell to No. 1 Kyle Johnson (4-6, 6-3, 6-4). Mancineiras-Cornella
defeated Dubuque (7-5, 4-6, 6-2), and Lopez-Isasi Morales won over Mathews (6-2,
6-2). Caio Barros beat Gavin White (6-4, 6-3) to give the Tigers their fourth
point, and Peter Jensen won (6-4, 7-5) over Daniel Smith. Alef Guimaraes (Palmas, Brazil) lost to Wroughton (6-2, 6-0).
ONU will continue play on Friday and Saturday, September 27
and 28, at Valparaiso University (Ind.) Fall Invitational.