Written by Alex Dowley Media by, Ryan Dunn
The Greenville Men’s tennis team traveled to Indianapolis to battle Franklin College Friday, March 6th at their home indoor tennis facility. The Panthers started out tough against a young rejuvenated Franklin team. After a tiebreaker loss at #1 Doubles, Greenville fell
in doubles losing two out of three. Winning for the panthers were Code Power and Justin McDonald. Coach Brannon said “It could have gone either way. A few more points for us could have swept doubles.” The rust for the Panthers was significant after a three-hour bus ride, and after a long week of clambered practice times, due to weather difficulties, but Greenville had no excuses. Assistant Coach Ian Wolf said “It was awesome listening to our guys, and not once hearing any complaining about the tough week we had with finding court time. Its rare to have such a team like this, a band of brothers. Its unbelievable sometimes how much these guys respect each other.” After doubles, the Panthers took the court for singles, all of the guys were motivated, and everyone put up a significant battle at their spot. #1
Singles Jon Urshan lost after a well played match from both players with a score of 7-6 6-7 10-5. Nate Wieland continued his winning streak at the #2 position to 4-0 after a great win, 6-3 6-4. #3 Demetrius Bush lost a close match in a third set tiebreaker 6-3 0-6 10-7 and winning for Greenville was Code Power at #4 singles, who was named SLIACC player of the week! Code won 6-4 6-4. Despite their efforts, the Panthers were not able to come away with the comeback. Up next for the GC Men’s tennis team is a trip to South Carolina for a week long of tennis, beaches and fun.