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Mixed luck for Marian Men's tennis team

Marian University men's tennis team had mixed fortunes on the first day of their spring season here today. After getting a wake up call having lost their opening fixture by 0-4 to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis at West Indy Racquet Club, Crossroads League Tournament champions Marian University outplayed Indiana Tech 8-1 at Pearson Automotive Tennis Center.
Marian went down fighting doubles play having lost two of three matches. Ian Deiters and Nathan Bogle won 7-6 at No. 2, but the Jags took Nos. 1 and 3 to earn the point. Top Marian player Diogo Jesus and Hunter Sylvester fell 6-1 at No. 1 and Alex Wittenbaum and Noah Roberts lost 6-2 at No. 3.
In singles play, the match was played to clinch and IUPUI won the first three matches to seal the win. Bogle lost 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 and Camilo Mesa lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4. Deiters went down 6-4, 6-0 at No. 5, while Jesus, Sylvester and Roberts all saw their matches go unfinished.
Later in the evening, Marian registered a thumping 8-1 verdict against Indiana Tech. The Knights won doubles play with Roberts and Wittenbaum emerging winners at 8-4 at No. 3, Jesus and Sylvester clinching their match 8-3 at No. 1 and Deiters and Bogle just managed to win by  9-8 (3)  at No. 2.
In singles, Mesa was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 4. Jesus registered  6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 1 and Deiters won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5. Roberts picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 6 and Sylvester won 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 at No. 2. Bogle fell by a 7-5, 6-0 score at No. 3.
Marian next play Cornerstone on Saturday at Community Healthplex.  First serve is billed for 10 a.m.
Results: IUPUI 4, Marian 0
Singles: Alex Jochim (IUPUI) vs. Diogo Jesus (MU) 3-6, 6-3, 3-0, unfinished; Sean Bailey (IUPUI) vs. Hunter Sylvester (MU) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished; Colton Morehart (IUPUI) bt Nathan Bogle (MU) 6-2, 6-4; Ethan Mardanus-Budio (IUPUI) bt Camilo Mesa (MU) 6-3, 6-2; Eric Hollingsworth (IUPUI) bt  Ian Deiters (MU) 6-4, 6-0;  Rodney Steven (IUPUI) vs. Noah Roberts (MU) 1-6, 6-4, 2-2, unfinished.
Doubles: Alex Jochim/Colton Morehart (IUPUI) bt  Diogo Jesus/Hunter Sylvester (MU) 6-1; Nathan Bogle/Ian Deiters (MU) bt  Grant Weaver/Kyle Whittaker (IUPUI) 7-6; Sean Bailey/Ethan Mardanus-Budio (IUPUI) bt  Alex Wittenbaum/Noah Roberts (MU) 6-2
Indiana Tech vs Marian
Marian 8, Indiana Tech 1
Singles:  Diogo Jesus (MU) bt Tiago Neves (INTECH) 6-4, 6-1; Hunter Sylvester (MU) bt Brunno Storani (INTECH) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7,  Andres Leal (INTECH) bt  Nathan Bogle (MU) 7-5, 6-0, Camilo Mesa (MU) bt Alvaro Garrido (INTECH) 6-2, 6-2; Ian Deiters (MU) bt  Rui Lima (INTECH) 6-3, 6-3;  Noah Roberts (MU) bt Pablo Bono (INTECH) 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: Diogo Jesus/Hunter Sylvester (MU) bt  Rui Lima/Alvaro Garrido (INTECH) 8-3;  Nathan Bogle/Ian Deiters (MU) bt Tiago Neves/Brunno Storani (INTECH) 9-8;  Noah Roberts/Alex Wittenbaum (MU) bt Alvaro Gomez/Andres Leal (INTECH) 8-4.

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