Ravens Hang Tough with Panthers on Senior Day
Hanover College (6-6, 4-0) fought past the Anderson University men’s tennis team (8-7, 2-3) by a score of 9-0 during Sunday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match at the Community Sport & Wellness Center in Pendleton.
Hanover College (6-6, 4-0) fought past the Anderson University men's tennis team (8-7, 2-3) by a score of 9-0 during Sunday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) match at the Community Sport & Wellness Center in Pendleton.
COACH MATT MOORE'S COMMENTS
- I was really proud of our performance. We were right there in doubles – just a few points that did not go our way. I thought we started points strong and showed we can compete with top-level competition. In singles, we never lost our fight. Each player played with grit and determination.
- Coach Scott Fosler and I could not be prouder of our five seniors. Collectively, they led a rebuild of our program and will go down as some of the winningest athletes in our program's history. Beyond their work on the court, they always represent AU to their fullest.
- Brant Brouillette – I thought we showed a lot of heart and teamwork [on Sunday]. We played well together. We were loud and positive the whole time. That also kind of summarizes my time here. We've always been a really close team. We put each other first. We just act as a family and I think we showed that.
- Colton Stevens – We lost our match pretty bad scorewise, but all of our individual matches were really close. We had a lot of players with really good fights. For Senior Day, I was happy to spend it with four other guys I have known for the last three and a half years, going on four. I'm pretty excited. We've got the rest of the season. We've got one more match and then the conference tournament.
- Cory Evans – It's been an honor playing the last four years with these other four guys. I think we've done a lot of great things for Anderson Tennis and it's been a lot of fun along the way. [Sunday] was a really good match. There were a lot of close battles. I think we showed great sportsmanship and fought until the very end. I'm excited for what we have in store for the conference tournament.
- Peter Hallam – The match went really well. Obviously looking at the overall score, it doesn't seem like we did too hot, but everyone who played was in it. Senior Day was great. Being able to recognize the four other guys that I've been side by side with for these four years are great people and deserve everything they got [on Sunday]. I think my biggest takeaway from AU Tennis is the comradery, the brotherhood and having lifelong friends. It's something special.
- Sam Songer – I've always loved being a part of the team here. The tennis team is why I went to AU and it's been extremely valuable, this semester especially. It's been very special to me. We have a great lineup this year. They are great friends that I've grown closer to throughout these four years. It's just been so valuable and I'm so glad that all of the seniors got to hit [on Sunday]. They played well and showed their best efforts. Overall, it was a great day. We supported each other and I am so thankful to have been part of this experience.
1. Joey Keal (Hanover) def. Chakib Madcur (Anderson) 6-4, 6-3
2. Jedrek Brodzki (Hanover) def. Sarvar Muzaffarov (Anderson) 6-1, 6-4
3. Abhay Singh (Hanover) def. Colton Stevens (Anderson) 6-2, 6-0
4. Vincent Jaouen (Hanover) def. Cory Evans (Anderson) 6-4, 6-3
5. Ilya Gromochenko (Hanover) def. Dylan Lemon (Anderson) 6-2, 6-2
6. Charley Williams (Hanover) def. Brant Brouillette (Anderson) 6-3, 6-2
Anderson takes on Franklin College (5-12, 1-3) in HCAC action on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. in Franklin.