Winona Lake, Ind. - In an MCC battle to the end, it was the Lancers of Grace College who slipped past the Forester men's tennis team 5-4.
Th No. 1 duo of Vlad Khudziy and Augusto Velez teamed up to snag the only doubles win for the Foresters to give the Lancers a 2-1 edge heading into singles action. Each team posted three wins to give Grace the 5-4 advantage.
The Foresters (3-4, 3-3) are back in action Tuesday when they host Saint Francis at 4:30 p.m.
#1 Vlad Khudziy (HU) def. Michael Blevins (GC) 6-2, 6-1
#2 Daniel Sanchez (GC) def. Augusto Velez (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#3 Nikola Todorovic (GC) def. Jose Hungria (HU) 3-0 (retired)
#4 Aaron Blevins (GC) def. Martin Vivas (HU) 6-1, 6-3
#5 Jameel Brenneman (HU) def. Josh Beguin (GC) 6-3, 6-3
#6 Jonathan Brenneman (HU) def. Mike Humphrey (GC) 8-5
#1 Khudziy/Velez (HU) def. Blevins-Todorovic (GC) 9-8 (0)
#2 Sanchez/Blevins (GC) def. Hungria/Ja. Brenneman (HU) 8-3
#3 Humphrey/Jack Wang (GC) def. Martin/Steve Blinco (HU) 9-7