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Lions' men's tennis team handed 7-2 loss at Manchester College

Saturday, April 20, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

Host Manchester College won four of six singles matches, and all three doubles matches on Saturday, as they defeated the Lions, 7-2. The Mount slips to 4-8 overall with the loss, 1-6 in the HCAC and will be back in action on April 22 when they host non-conference rival Wilmington College.

The Mount's two wins against the Spartans came at third and fifth singles, as John Knoll (Cincinnati, OH/Turpin) posted a 6-1, 6-0 win; and teammate Tyler Esham (New Richmond, OH/New Richmond) was a 6-1, 6-2 winner, respectively. Max Withrow (Ft. Mitchell, KY/Beechwood) lost his fourth singles match, 10-8, on a third set tie-breaker.

The Lions' first doubles team of Clayton Steinriede (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) and Kyle Haas (Jasper, IN/Northeast Dubois) fell by a 9-7 margin while the team's third doubles combo of Knoll and Drew Royalty (Ashland, KY/Paul G. Blazer) lost 8-6.

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