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Charger Men Knock Off 22nd-Ranked Ferris State

Charger Men Knock Off 22nd-Ranked Ferris State

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The Hillsdale College men's tennis team keeps ascending.

The Chargers, already off to their best start in program history, marked another first Sunday afternoon in defeating #22 Ferris State 4-3 in a big regional matchup at the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center. Hillsdale moves to 5-0 on the season with the win.

This victory also marked the first-ever over a nationally ranked opponent for the Chargers since their program was reinstituted in the Fall of 2015.

Once again, the Nos. 4-6 singles flights provided outstanding play for Hillsdale that paved the way to this win. 

Ferris State took the doubles point by winning the Nos. 1-2 flights. Brian Hackman and Julien Clouette teamed up for a 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles and their strong play carried over into singles competition.

Hackman stepped in at the No. 4 singles spot and performed very well in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory. Clouette notched a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles, while Gabe Katz picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles.

But the match of the day came in the No. 1 singles flight, where junior Charlie Adams won a dramatic match 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 to clinch the win for Hillsdale. Adams is 5-0 in singles play this year, but no win was more challenging, or gratifying, than this one that gave his team its first-ever win over GLIAC foe Ferris State.

The win also wraps up a perfect 2-0 weekend where the Chargers notched wins over a pair of programs from the GLIAC, its former conference.

PHOTO: Victoria Addis