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The #25 Knights earned a strong 8-1 win over Georgetown on Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday.
The #25 Knights earned a strong 8-1 win over Georgetown on Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday.
Men's Tennis - Sun, Apr. 3, 2016
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INDIANAPOLIS - The 24th-ranked Marian University men's tennis team picked up a critical 8-1 victory over Georgetown College (Ky.) on Saturday in the final home match of the 2015-16 season for the 2015-16 Crossroads League regular season and tournament champions.

On what was dubbed Fan Appreciation Day, the Knights stormed out of the blocks to take a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition. Junior Danny Albert and freshman Alex Wittenbaum improved to 12-7 on the season after an 8-3 win at No. 2-doubles before seniors Jack Hiatt and Taylor Kinney, who were playing in their final career match at MU Tennis Courts, earned an 8-5 win at No. 3-doubles to improve to 8-0 as partners this season.

Senior Jason Denton, also playing in his final match at home, teamed with junior Marty Pochop in a 5-8 defeat to fall to 15-6 in 2015-16. MU held the lead and never looked back as the Knights were able to sweep through the singles competition with just one dropped set.

Pochop got things started with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3-singles for his 14th win of the year before Hiatt moved to 17-2 in his final season with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4-singles. Denton, also playing in his final match at MU Tennis Courts, earned a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1-singles to secure his 56th career singles win and the match, but MU was not done.

Freshman Nathan Bogle overcame a 4-6 defeat in set one to earned 6-3, 6-1 wins in sets two and three to move to 12-9 in his rookie campaign. Albert improved to 12-9 in 2015-16 after a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5-singles before senior Ryan Heuer, in his final match at MU Tennis Courts, earned a 6-1, 6-2 win for his 49th career win and give the Knights the 8-1 win.

The Knights will hit the road for their remaining five matches of the regular season as they finalize preparations for the 2016 NAIA National Championships in Mobile, Ala., on May 17-21. MU will head to Butler University on Sunday for a 3 p.m. first serve.