Beck and Sprunger receive All-HCAC honorsBy Brian Steiner, sports information intern
April 28, 2003
Two members of the Bluffton College men's tennis team were honored for their performances this season as juniors Owen Beck (Archbold) and Kyle Sprunger (Berne, Ind./South Adams H.S.) were named All-Heartland Conference.
Beck played all season at the #1 singles position and regularly faced the opposing team's best player. He finished the season with a 6-3 record in HCAC play and 7-6 overall. Beck also earned a victory during the HCAC tournament to finish seventh at #1 singles. He teamed up with junior Dan Wott (Fremont/Clyde H.S.) at the #1 doubles position and finished with a 5-4 record in the HCAC and 7-6 overall, as well as earning a fifth place finish at the HCAC tourney.
Sprunger captured the #4 singles title at the HCAC tournament for the second year in a row. He went a perfect 9-0 in the HCAC and 10-3 overall at the #4 singles position this season. Sprunger and junior Brad Boyles (Berne, Ind./South Adams H.S.) paired up at the #2 doubles position and finished the season with a 6-3 record in the HCAC and 10-3 overall, as well as earning a fourth place finish at the HCAC tournament.