Men's tennis grabs 5-4 win at Albion to open season 2-0

Men's tennis grabs 5-4 win at Albion to open season 2-0

Albion, Mich. - The Alma College men's tennis team defeated Albion College on Saturday (Feb. 3) evening, posting a 5-4 non-conference victory over the Britons at Albion's Ungrodt Tennis Center.  

Alma took a 2-1 advantage with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, then split the singles matches with Albion, including a walkover win at No. 6 singles to seal the match.

Brandon Ralston and Quinn Summerfield contributed three of the Scots' six points, with each winning their match in singles competition after teaming up to post an 8-2 victory at No. doubles.

The Scots and Britons will meet again on March 10 in Albion.

How It Happened

  • BJ Schuette and Luke Van Fleet opened the match with an 8-3 win over Albion's Josh McGarry and Nick Kinachtchouck at No. 1 doubles. After an 8-2 loss at No. 2 doubles, Brandon Ralston and Quinn Summerfield picked up Alma's second point with an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles.
  • Schuette and Van Fleet suffered defeats at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, before Noah Ackerman won at No. 3 singles, posting a 6-1, 6-3, victory over the Brits' Israel Trevino. 
  • Albion picked up a point at No. 4 singles, while Ralston took a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles. Summerfield was credited with the victory at No. 6 singles when Albion defaulted. 

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Up Next

The Scots will face Daemen College (NY) on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a non-conference match. The teams will open their competition at 11:30 a.m. at the MSU Tennis Center in East Lansing, Mich.