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Ranger tennis sweeps Holmes 

Northwest women win by forfeit

Photo: Peter Floyd picked up his first singles victory of the season in Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of Holmes. (Credit Brian Oakley/nwccrangers.com)

Credit Northwest CC Sports Information

Following back-to-back conference losses, the Northwest men’s tennis team snapped the skid with a strong 9-0 victory at Holmes on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday’s win marked the second shutout win of the season for the Ranger men, improving the team’s overall record to 5-6 overall and 5-3 in the MACCC. The Northwest women also earned a 9-0 win by forfeit, bumping the Lady Rangers to a 3-8 mark on the season and a 3-5 conference record.

Freshmen Noah Lary and Peter Floyd earned their first singles victories of the season on courts five and six, with Lary taking a 6-2, 6-0 decision against Brandon Feliciano. Floyd won 6-1, 6-0 on court six against Mason Speed.

In No. 3 doubles, John David Nelson and Kaleb Parish notched an 8-0 win against Speed and Benjamin Vergara. The duo of Samuel Turner and Bratton Willoughby also earned an 8-1 victory in No. 2 doubles against Paul Gaines and Garrett Wakefield, while Chris Albert and Ian Gordon picked up a gritty 8-5 victory on No. 1 doubles.

Northwest will travel to Northeast on Friday, March 31 for the final conference road match of the regular season. The matches are scheduled for 11 A.M. at BNA Park in New Albany.

Women’s Doubles

Northwest wins by forfeit

Women’s Singles

Northwest wins by forfeit

Men’s Doubles

1. Chris Albert/Ian Gordon (NWCC) def. Trey Hallmark/Chris Pankey (HCC) 8-5

2. Samuel Turner/Bratton Willoughby (NWCC) def. Paul Gaines/Garrett Wakefield (HCC) 8-1

3. John David Nelson/Kaleb Parish (NWCC) def. Mason Speed/Benjamin Vergara (HCC) 8-0

Men’s Singles

1. Ian Gordon (NWCC) def. Chase Pankey (HCC) 7-5, 7-6

2. Chris Albert (NWCC) def. Trey Hallmark (HCC) 6-1, 6-2

3. Samuel Turner (NWCC) def. Garrett Wakefield (HCC) 6-1, 6-0

4. John David Nelson (NWCC) def. Paul Gaines (HCC) 6-2, 6-0

5. Noah Lary (NWCC) def. Brandon Feliciano (HCC) 6-2, 6-0

6. Peter Floyd (NWCC) def. Mason Speed (HCC) 6-1, 6-0

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