BC tennis team takes home second place in HCAC tournament
By Dan Crider, SID intern
April 20, 2004
HCAC Championship results
The Bluffton College men's tennis team competed in the Heartland Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. last weekend. The team finished a strong season by placing second in the tournament, behind undefeated Transylvania University.
The Beavers had three players selected as all-conference performers. Seniors Owen Beck (Archbold/Archbold), Brad Boyles (Berne, Ind/South Adams), and Kyle Sprunger (Berne, Ind/South Adams) all received the all-conference honor. All three finished in second place in their respective singles positions in the HCAC tournament. Boyles and Sprunger also finished in second place in the tournament at the #2 doubles position. Their record at the #2 doubles position ended up being 13-2 for the season. The second place finish in the Heartland Conference tournament is the team's best finish in school history.
Singles (Last Matches)
No. 1- Busald (TU) defeated Beck (BC) 6-2, 6-1 (match for 1st place)
No. 2- Mitchell (TU) defeated Boyles (BC) 6-2, 6-0 (match for 1st place)
No. 3- Rifkind (HC) defeated Wott (BC) 6-4, 6-3 (match for 3rd place)
No. 4- Clayton (TU) defeated Sprunger (BC) 6-1, 7-5 (match for 1st place)
No. 5- Martin (BC) defeated Jewell (MC) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 (match for 3rd place)
No. 6- Delavernge (AU) defeated Nussbaum (BC) 6-3, 6-1 (match for 4th place)
Doubles (Last Matches)