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April 12, 2014

Doubles play highlights Rose-Hulman trip

by Kara Gilley, Manchester University sports information student assistant

TERRE HAUTE, IND. –Manchester University resumed Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday, April 12. against the conference leading Engineers of Rose-Hulman.

Juniors Phil Truitt (Huntington, Ind.) and Alex Winger (Warsaw, Ind.), highlighted the dual with a close doubles match in the two spot. The Spartans (0-10 overall, 0-4 HCAC) would go on to fall to their opponents 9-0.

Truitt and Winger pushed opponents Matt Conrad and Nate Moore to a tight match, attempting to avoid the 3-0 Engineer doubles sweep, but eventually fell short in an 8-6 loss. Sophomore Matt Buncich (Goshen, Ind.) and freshman Trevor Jones (Connersville, Ind.) also made a run at gaining a doubles victory. The three doubles pair pushed Rose's Ray Montgomery and Erin Miller to a tough 8-4 final to conclude the sweep.

The Black and Gold return home Wednesday April 16. An afternoon match-up with Anderson University begins at 4:00 p.m.