NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Fueled by five straight set singles wins, Manchester University picked up a key late season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference dual win Saturday, Oct. 5.
Seniors Kara Gilley (Plymouth, Ind.), Brandy Leeper (Bremen, Ind.), Abby Berry (Huntington, Ind.), Jillian Bower (Galveston, Ind.) and Amanda Keating (Lafayette, Ind.) made the most of Senior Day festivities. They each claimed wins, as did sophomore Megan Buckner (Muncie, Ind.) at number six via forfeit, to guide the Spartans to a 9-0 team victory.
MU wrapped up the sweep with doubles decisions. Gilley and Leeper were winners at number one. Berry and sophomore Megan Buckner (Muncie, Ind.) took a win at two, while Bower and freshman Alaina Beckner (Columbia City, Ind.) picked up the number three match by forfeit.
The Black and Gold (4-7 overall, 3-4 HCAC) move into the final week of the regular season Tuesday, Oct. 8. Huntington University visits the university's outdoor courts for a 4 p.m. dual.