WICHITA — This is getting to be old hat for McPherson College’s tennis teams.
On Saturday, both Mac teams once again qualified for the NAIA National Tournament that begins on May 17 in Mobile, Ala., by winning the KCAC Postseason Tournament.
The Bulldog men, who last Saturday lost 5-4 to regular-season conference champion Bethany, avenged that loss with a 5-3 victory. Bethany led 2-1 after the doubles matches, but Mac roared back by winning four of the five completed singles matches.
The Bulldogs entered the day ranked No. 20 in the country while the Swedes were No. 16. Bethany now awaits its fate whether or not it will join its county brethren at nationals. It was the second straight year the Bethany men had won the regular season, only to see Mac avenge the loss in the tournament, which carries with it an automatic national bid.
It was much easier for the three-time KCAC champion Mac women, who breezed to a 5-1 victory over Ottawa, which was making its first appearance in the tourney finals. Mac won two of the three doubles matches, then dominated in singles play.
• MEN •
• Singles •
1. Manuel Raga (B) def. JM Fajula Rodriguez (M) 6-4, 6-4
2. Ahmed Lahlou (M) def. Juan Mateus (B) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Hector Carrillo (M) def. Conrad Mascarenhas (B) 6-3, 6-2
4. Hugo Ball-Greene (M) def. Bruno Campos (B) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
5. Juan Jimenez (M) def. Aaron Moses, Jr. (B) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
6. Guillermo Caro (B) vs. Timo Hoelzmann (M) 3-6, 7-6, 3-2, unfinished
• Doubles •
1. Manuel Raga/Juan Mateus (B) def. JM Fajula Rodriguez/Hector Carrillo (M) 8-6
2. Ahmed Lahlou/Hugo Ball-Greene (M) def. Bruno Campos/Aaron Moses, Jr. (B) 8-3
3. Timo Hoelzmann/Leandro Neix (M) def. Conrad Mascarenhas/Guillermo Caro (B) 8-6
• WOMEN •
1. Nikki Vorhees (M) vs. Allison Corfield (O) 4-6, 0-1, unfinished
2. Lea Striegel (M) vs. Jennifer Luedtke (O) 4-6, 0-1, unfinished
3. Zoe Bouwmeester (M) def. Madeline Bellew (O) 6-1, 6-0
4. Nikki Thornburg (M) def. Taylor Laures (O) 6-0, 6-1
5. Deiah Curtis (M) def. Lexis Hibbs (O) 6-0, 6-3
6. Nadine Baquiran (M) vs. Stephanie Rodriguez (O) 6-4, 2-0, unfinished
• Doubles •
1. Allison Corfield/Jennifer Luedtke (O) def. Lea Striegel/Zoe Bouwmeester (M) 8-4
2. Nikki Vorhees/Deiah Curtis (M) def. Madeline Bellew/Taylor Laures (O) 8-6
3. Nikki Thornburg/Nadine Baquiran (M) def. Lexis Hibbs/Danika Good (O) 8-3