Men's Tennis Bounces Back to Defeat IUE
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Asbury men’s tennis snapped a two game losing streak with a 9-0 victory over KIAC rival Indiana East on Wednesday. The match was played indoors at the Lexington Tennis Club due to severe weather.
Asbury improves to 10-3 overall on the season while remaining undefeated in KIAC action at 4-0. The Eagles will clinch a share of the KIAC regular season title with a win on Friday at Brescia and will win it outright with a win at Brescia and at St. Louis Pharmacy over the weekend. Asbury has won 10 straight inside the KIAC. Their 10th overall win this season is only the fourth double-digit win total, and second straight, in 40 years of tennis at Asbury.
The Eagles won 9-0 for the fifth time this season and for the second time in conference play. They have won their four KIAC matches by an aggregate of 33-3.
All six singles matches were won in straight sets on Wednesday afternoon. Nathan Schley defeated Josh Hollingsworth 6-3, 6-3 at number one. Scott Layton took down Ty Butler 6-1, 6-2 at number two while Nesbert Vaval won against Connor Kramer 6-4, 6-3 at number three.
Stephen Woods won 6-3, 6-1 over Adam Derengowki at number four while Daniel Harris had the most dominating win of the afternoon at 6-1, 6-1 over Justin Judd. Justin Westlund rounded out the singles play with a 6-2, 6-1 winover Derek Blank.
In doubles action the Eagles weren’t tested on the afternoon, surrendering just seven games in three matches. Schley and Layton continue their outstanding play with an 8-3 victory over Hollingsworth and Butler. Schley and Layton are now 12-4 on the season. Newly paired teammates Vaval and Woods defeated Kramer and Derengowski 8-2 at number two and Harris and Westlund won 8-2 over Judd and Blank in the newly shuffled doubles lineup.
The Eagles are scheduled to host Oakland City tomorrow at 11 am before heading on the road this weekend to wrap up KIAC play against Brescia on Friday and St. Louis Pharmacy on Saturday.