Heading into the conference tournament later this week, the Foresters ended on a high note by slipping past Bethel 5-4.
The Foresters got things started by winning two of the three doubles matches. Gonzalo and Martin Vivas enjoyed the 8-6 win at #1 while Jameel and Jon Brenneman made quick work at #2 with an 8-1 victory. Keaton McDonald and Paul Hageman weren't quite so fortunate at #3 as they lost 8-4.
In singles action the two teams split. Gonzalo secured the 6-2, 6-3 win at #1 while his brother Martin (#2) took his opponent to a third pro set but fell short losing 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Jameel got the easy win at #3 6-2, 6-2. Jon outlasted his opponent in an exciting 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-5) win at #4. Hageman (#5) and McDonald (#6) came up short losing 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-2 respectively.
The Foresters end their regular season play 3-6, 2-5 in conference. The 2009 MCC Men's Tennis tournament kicks off on Thursday at Indiana Wesleyan.