Hillsdale Chargers Tennis Team

Hillsdale College Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Both Win G-MAC Tournament Championships

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HILLSDALE, Mich. – Hillsdale College congratulates the Chargers men’s and women’s tennis teams, who each won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) tournament championship in Owensboro, Kentucky. The men’s team defeated Walsh University 5-1 in the championship match, thereby winning the first conference title in its history. The women’s team also beat Walsh University 5-1. This is the women’s first conference title since 1983, and automatically qualifies them for the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament, a first for the program.

Undefeated during the regular season, the Chargers men’s team beat the Walsh University Cavaliers decisively. Doubles winners were Justin Hyman and Charlie Adams, and Dugan Delp and John Ciraci. Singles winners were Adams, Milan Mirkovic and Delp. By winning this tournament the team has an opportunity to qualify as an at-large team for the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.

“I’m very proud of this team,” said Keith Turner, head coach of the men’s team. “We’ve had a solid season, and it’s been a pleasure watching this group grow as a team.”

In their first season as members of the G-MAC, the Hillsdale College women’s tennis team was undefeated throughout league play, capturing the 2018 tournament championship. Doubles winners were Katie Bell and Corinne Prost, and Madeline Bissett and Kamryn Matthews. Singles winners were Bissett, Bell and Matthews. Halle Hyman and Hannah Cimpeanu also contributed to the championship. This win gave Hillsdale an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament for the first time in school history.

“Each and every one of these women brought extraordinary commitment and skill to the court this year,” said Nikki Walbright, head coach of the women’s team. “It’s been the joy of my career thus far to help them live out their full potential as a team. I’m incredibly eager to see what they’ll do next.”

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About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit hillsdale.edu.

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