Black and Gold seeks more HCAC success

Coach Eric Christiansen’s squad looks to continue its fast start in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference dual play Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Dual details: First serve against Defiance College at the Yellow Jackets’ home Dix Tennis Facility is 4 p.m. … Manchester University, part of a three-way tie for first with Franklin College and Hanover College, is 2-2 overall and 2-0 in HCAC action. Defiance sports a 1-8 overall and 1-2 loop record.

Spartan Shorts: Senior Katy Ashpole (Leesburg, Ind.) and freshman Karly Eichenauer(North Manchester, Ind.) are tied for the team lead in singles wins with three each. Ashpole is the only unbeaten individual remaining for the Spartans (3-0). The senior duo of Erin Cordill (Zionsville, Ind.) and Mariam Ali (Giza, Egypt) are close behind (two each) … Ashpole also finds herself among the doubles’ top pairings, as she and fellow Class of 2018 member Katie Peden (North Manchester, Ind.) are 4-0. They’ve claimed five straight matches dating back to the end of last year. Pairings of Cordill and Ali and Eichenauer and freshman Avis McGovern (North Jennings, Ind.) are each 2-1 … Christiansen’s crew resumes its current road trip Saturday, Sept. 30, going to Franklin College’s Mickel-Hoover Tennis Complex.

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