Bethel double-dual next for Manchester University

Bethel double-dual next for Manchester University

Manchester University's men's regular season winds down, while the women's 2016-17 campaign concludes Wednesday, April 19.

Dual details: The Pilots of Bethel College, hailing out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Crossroads League, are scheduled to visit the university's outdoor courts. First serve is 2:30 p.m.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Eric Christiansen's men's team looks to put the brakes on a four-dual skid. They're coming off a 9-0 loss to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason favorite Rose-Hulman April 14 and a close-knit 6-3 defeat at the hands of fellow HCAC member Franklin College April 15 … With only three competitions remaining in league play, the Black and Gold (1-6 overall, 1-3 HCAC) hold down the sixth and final postseason tournament slot, leading Mt. St. Joseph by just a half-dual and Anderson University and Transylvania University by one each … Sophomore Connor Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind.) and junior Garrett Bear (Indianapolis, Ind.) are one-two on the singles' win chart at three and two, respectively. Four doubles pairings – senior Stratton Smith, New Palestine, Ind./junior Isaac Collis, Indianapolis, Ind.; Eichenauer/junior Kyler Love, North Webster, Ind.; Love/freshman Dalton Bailey, Bourbon, Ind.; Bear/Eichenauer - have produced one victory apiece … Manchester University continues conference action Saturday, April 22, with a 10 a.m. dual at Hanover College … In women's play, Christiansen's crew takes a 7-8 record into the mid-week match-up. Senior Alaina Beckner (Columbia City, Ind.) gained a 7-6, 6-2 decision at number five singles, while juniors Katie Peden (North Manchester, Ind.) and Katy Ashpole (Leesburg, Ind.) claimed an 8-4 victory at number two doubles in the Spartans' recent outing, a 7-2 loss to league rival Franklin College April 15 … Beckner, junior Erin Cordill (Zionsville, Ind.) and junior Mariam Aly (Giza, Egypt) headline the singles' record category, as Cordill has 10 and Aly and Beckner have compiled seven each. Beckner and classmate Adriana Brown (Columbia City, Ind.) top the doubles chart at 7-5.

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