Tennis Ties School Record With Win Over Berea
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury men’s tennis claimed their 12th win of the season on Friday, 9-0 over Berea, in the regular season finale. The win ties the Eagles for the school record set back in 1988. This is only the third season with double-digit wins.
The Eagles (12-6) made quick work of the Mountaineers in doubles, dropping only three games despite playing with a different-than-usual lineup. Nathan Schley and Braun Applegate were paired together for the second time this season at number one doubles and came out on top of Corey Lowery and Diego Moya 8-0.
Scott Layton and Justin Westlund defeated Gil Bagang at number two 8-1 while Daniel Harris and James Banter teamed up to win number three 8-2 over Josiah Thomas and Stephen Brice.
In singles the Eagles again dominated the opposition, taking all six matches in straight sets. Asbury has won five matches this season 9-0 including the last two and both against Berea. Schley and Layton again took the top two spots 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 over Lowery and Moya respectively.
Applegate, playing his last home match of his career, took three singles 6-0, 6-0 over Bagang. Stephen Woods won at number four over Michael Slaughter 6-2, 6-4 while Tim Eastridge and Zack Gregory each picked up a win in their second singles matches of the season.
Asbury enters next week’s KIAC Tournament as the top seed after a perfect 5-0 record in conference play. The Eagles will play at approximately 1 pm on Friday May 4 against the winner of Indiana East and St. Louis Pharmacy. The six-team tournament finals will be Saturday May 5 at 10 am.