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Men's Tennis - Tue, Sep. 12, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Knights won their fourth dual match of the year on Tuesday, defeating Bethel 5-1 at the Community Healthplex facilities. A threat of rain forced the match inside, as well as making the competition play until clinch format. 

The doubles play started out with a loss for the Knights, as Ian Deiters and Nathan Bogle lost at No. 1 8-6 to the Pilots Jacob Macri and Jose Morales. Marian bounced back on the No. 2 doubles court, as Noah Roberts and Alex Wittenbaum won their match 8-5 against Evan Ferguson and Sid Perterson. Finishing doubles play strong, the Turner Lesnick and Nicholas Marroquin defeated Brian Shembarger and Chad Van Dosen 8-5 to give the home team a 2-1 advantage as they shifted toward singles. 

Wittenbaum gave the Knights a quick win at No. 4 singles, as he defeated Morales 6-0, 6-0. Deiters gave the Knights their fourth point of the match on the No. 2 singles court, besting Ferguson 6-4, 6-1. Clinching the match for Marian was Roberts, who breezed through his match 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3. 

Marian was able to get started in their other singles matches, but they remained unfinished after clinching the match. Bogle led 6-3, 2-2 at No. 1, Marroquin was winning 6-3, 3-0 at No. 5, and Lesnick was trailing 1-2 at No. 6 when the match finished. 

The Knights will travel to Marion, Ind. this Thursday for the ITA Regionals competition. Competition runs through Saturday, and the matches will be played at Indiana Wesleyan, Taylor University, and Marion High School.

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