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Men's Tennis - Sun, Sep. 25, 2016
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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – For the first time this season, the Marian men's tennis team allowed more than two points in a Crossroads League match, but it was no issue as the Knights withstood a challenge at Grace Saturday in Indianapolis, winning 6-3.

Marian took two out of three in doubles play as Marcus Hirsch and Alex Wittenbaum led off with an 8-5 win. Grace secured a win at No. 2 doubles as Uros Pajic and Gabe Vervynckt defeated Ian Deiters and Marty Pochop, 9-7. At No. 1, Danny Albert and Nathan Bogle picked up a 9-8 (6) victory over Danila Kurkulin and Caleb Yoder.

Pochop fell at No. 1 singles to Kurkulin 6-3, 7-6 (5), while Bogle defeated Pajic 6-3, 6-1. Albert, Wittenbaum and Deiters all secured wins as well in singles play. Albert clinched the win by defeating Vervynckt 6-2, 6-3, Wittenbaum earned a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win and Deiters defeated Lucas Fonseca at No. 5, 6-2, 6-3. Connor Bates defeated Marcus Hirsch 7-5, 6-2.

The Knights continue on the road Sept. 27 at St. Francis. The match begins at 4 p.m.

 Position Marian Univ. (Ind.) Grace (Ind.) Winner Score
 #1 Singles Marty Pochop Danila Kourkoulin Grace (Ind.) 6-3, 7-6(5)
 #2 Singles Nathan Bogle Uros Pajic Marian Univ. (Ind.) 6-3, 6-1
 #3 Singles Danny Albert Gabe Vervynckt Marian Univ. (Ind.) 6-2, 6-3
 #4 Singles Alex Wittenbaum Adam Yoder Marian Univ. (Ind.) 7-6(2), 6-4
 #5 Singles Ian Deiters Arturo Fonseca Marian Univ. (Ind.) 6-2, 6-3
 #6 Singles Marcus Hirsch Connor Bates Grace (Ind.) 7-5, 6-2
 #1 Doubles Danny Albert 
 Nathan Bogle
 Danila Kourkoulin 
 Caleb Yoder
 Marian Univ. (Ind.) 9-8(6)
 #2 Doubles Ian Deiters 
 Marty Pochop
 Uros Pajic 
 Gabe Vervynckt
 Grace (Ind.) 9-7
 #3 Doubles Alex Wittenbaum 
 Marcus Hirsch
 Adam Yoder 
 Arturo Fonseca
 Marian Univ. (Ind.) 8-5

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