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Tigers Win Final Tune-up Before GPAC

The Tiger men's tennis team picked up a win in their final non-conference match of the season, an 8-1 victory over Midland University. The two teams will hook up in April for their conference match in Crete.

Doane swept singles action but were tested in the top three singles matches. Without usual No. 1-singles Ross Schulenburg, each Tiger moved up a spot on the order.

Chance Hohensee won in a tie-break over Evan Hoisington, 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7). Sam Tipton won in come-from-behind fashion, defeating Tyler Sherlock 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4). Tipton was down 0-3 in the second set before taking six straight games and fell behind 0-4 in the tie-break before running off 10 straight points.

Josh Johnson won at 3-singles over CJ Anderson, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5). Phil Cook defeated Lee Horky, 6-2, 6-1. Mick Steiner topped Adam Newport, 6-0, 6-0. Muijj Ghani received a forfeit victory at 6-singles as the Warriors only have five players.

In doubles action, the Tigers bumped up their doubles teams as well with the team of Schulenburg and Tipton not playing. Hohensee and Cook dropped their match at No. 1 to Hoisington and Sherlock, 5-8. Johnson and Steiner defeated Anderson and Horky, 8-3. Ghani and Blake Munson receive credit for the forfeit win at No. 3-doubles.

The Tigers are scheduled to begin GPAC play on Wednesday, March 30, at Seward when Doane takes on Concordia. The two teams hooked up in a non-conference match to open the month with the Bulldogs winning 6-3 in a match played indoors.