Quakers edged by Muskingum
Wilmington plays well in 5-4 loss
April 24, 2012
Josh Kincaid won at No. 3 singles against Muskingum.
NEW CONCORD — Wilmington College dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision to Muskingum University in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s tennis action Tuesday afternoon.
The Quakers are now 0-8 in the OAC, 0-11 overall.
“The guys played really well, by far the best they have played this season,” Wilmington head coach Terry Rupert said. “We not only won four matches, but we had a chance to win the five matches we lost. They really played hard.”
The key wins turned out to be at No. 1 and 2 doubles, where the Muskies were 8-5 and 8-3 winners, respectively.
Wilmington’s No. 3 combination of Killian Cummings (Cincinnati/Colerain) and Cullen Corcoran (Wilmington/Clinton-Massie) posted an 8-6 win over Parker Abraham and Ryan Reichley.
The teams split the six singles matches.
Connor LaVelle (Athens) breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Dale DeFluiter at No. 2.
At the No. 3 position, Josh Kincaid (Loveland/Goshen) was a 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) winner over Sebastian Werger.
Jon Asher (Loveland/Goshen) posted a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) win over Reichley at No. 6 singles.
Winning the three-set matches says a lot about this team’s desire to compete and improve,” Rupert said. “Seeing the team play like that makes you wish the season was just starting, rather than about to end.”
The Quakers will conclude their season with an OAC match at Mount Union Saturday.