Tennis Claims Share of KIAC Title
WILMORE, Ky. – With a pair of wins on Saturday Asbury men’s tennis claimed at least a share of the 2012 KIAC Title. The Eagles defeated Brescia 9-0 and followed with an 8-1 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Asbury can claim the title outright with a win over Indiana East next week.
Asbury first took down Brescia in the morning, the first win over the Bearcats since 2008. The win snapped a seven game losing streak against Brescia. In doubles the Eagles (9-6, 4-0 KIAC) had little trouble, dropping only five games in the three matches.
The Eagles breezed through all the singles matches except for one. At number three Braun Applegate overcame a first set loss to take the match over Jacob Blevins 1-6, 6-4, 10-5. The Eagles dropped only 10 other games in the other five singles matches.
In the afternoon match against St. Louis Pharmacy the Eagles only dropped number six singles en route to the 8-1 victory. Nathan Schley and Scott Layton improved to 12-2 in number one doubles play with an 8-1 victory over Alex Cline and Nick Selby. Both Schley and Layton stayed perfect in KIAC singles action, improving to 4-0 with straight sets wins. Schley leads the team with an 11-3 overall mark while Layton is not far behind at 10-5.
In other doubles action, Braun Applegate and Daniel Harris, paired together for the first time earlier in the day, improved to 2-0 together at number two while Justin Westlund and Stephen Woods also moved to 2-0 after being paired together for the first time against Brescia. Harris also stayed perfect in KIAC action at 4-0 playing at number five singles.
The Eagles will host Oakland City on Monday at 4 p.m. Asbury can win the KIAC outright on Wednesday at Indiana East at 1 p.m.