Pioneers tennis teams take on Bethel in Wednesday duals

Pioneers tennis teams take on Bethel in Wednesday duals

Orlando, Fla.– The Transylvania Tennis teams continued their gauntlet versus top-notch competition during their spring break travels, as both fell at the hands of the Bethel University Royals 9-0 on Wednesday morning. 

In light of the back-to-back tough losses Coach Kevin Calhoun continued to observe the strides they are taking. "We continue to learn and improve, and that's the ultimate goal for this trip and this team," said Calhoun. "I continue to be impressed by the teachable spirits and unwavering enthusiasm they have for improving. We will get back to it tomorrow, and we will fight with all we have to represent Transylvania University well."

One particular match of note for the Pioneers showcased the resilience of sophomore Kearstin Bruther. After losing the first set of her No. 4 singles matchup 6-0, Bruther fought back to nearly force a third set, before finally falling by the final score of 7-5 in set two.

Junior Mary Grace Amato also showed some positive signs as she pushed her opponent to a score of 6-0, 6-4 while playing at No. 1 singles.

Bethel University 9, Transylvania 0


Women's Singles competition

1. Mattie Kidder (BU-W) def. Mary Grace Amato (TRANSYW) 6-0, 6-4

2. Jill Weinzettel (BU-W) def. Lucy Herrington (TRANSYW) 6-0, 6-0

3. Sami Hindt (BU-W) def. Lillian Williams (TRANSYW) 6-0, 6-1

4. Anna Browning (BU-W) def. Kearstin Bruther (TRANSYW) 6-0, 7-5

5. Mattie Lubben (BU-W) def. Emily Fulkerson (TRANSYW) 6-1, 6-0

6. Meghan Schuler (BU-W) def. Myriah Porter (TRANSYW) 6-2, 6-0

Women's Doubles competition

1. Mattie Kidder/Anna Browning (BU-W) def. Mary Grace Amato/Lillian Williams (TRANSYW) 8-2

2. Sami Hindt/Mattie Lubben (BU-W) def. Emily Fulkerson/Madison Miles (TRANSYW) 8-1

3. Jill Weinzettel/Meghan Schuler (BU-W) def. Kearstin Bruther/Myriah Porter (TRANSYW) 8-3


Bethel University 9, Transylvania 0


Men's Singles competition

1. Matt Schull (BU-M) def. Luke Groene (TRANSYM) 6-0, 6-1

2. Kolin Kiekhoefer (BU-M) def. Eric Sandknop (TRANSYM) 6-1, 6-1

3. Hunter Fernelius (BU-M) def. Isaac Settle (TRANSYM) 6-0, 6-0

4. Jakob Bartels (BU-M) def. Esteban Favetto (TRANSYM) 6-0, 6-0

5. Noah Ridgway (BU-M) def. Daniel Cooper (TRANSYM) 6-1, 6-1

6. Henry Morris (BU-M) def. J.T. Henderson (TRANSYM) 6-1, 6-0

Men's Doubles competition

1. Kent Schaller/Cash Rodamaker (BU-M) def. Eric Sandknop/Isaac Settle (TRANSYM) 8-2

2. Hunter Fernelius/Steven Lee (BU-M) def. Luke Groene/J.T. Henderson (TRANSYM) 8-0

3. Henry Morris/Peter Wachtler (BU-M) def. Daniel Cooper/Hussain Siddiqui (TRANSYM) 8-1


The Pioneers will now look to improve on a quick turnaround, as they continue their Florida trip by facing the Roger Williams University Hawks in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 16.

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