FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Marian University men's tennis team moved into a tie for second place in the Crossroads League after the Knights earned a rain-shortened 6-0 win over the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The match was moved from Swinney Tennis Center to Wildwood Racquet Club after the doubles competition due to rain. But, that did not slow the Knights down.
They swept through the doubles competition to take a 3-0 lead before the rains came. Seniors Will Dixon
and Andrew Voss
earned an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while sophomore Mitchell Trammel
and junior Tyler Scanlan
earned an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Junior Nicholas Batuello
and freshman Taylor Kinney
completed the sweep with an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles.
Only three of the six singles matches were completed, but the Knights took all three for the decisive 6-0 win. Trammel dispatched his opponent at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2, while Batuello made it 5-0 with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles. Kinney completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.
Voss, Scanlan and Dixon all had their matches cancelled with Voss leading in his match at No. 1 singles.
The Knights, who are now 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the Crossroads League, have won their last three matches and will play host to Goshen College on Thursday afternoon at the MU Tennis Courts. First serve is slated for 4 p.m.