By Noah Nash
On Sunday, the Lords tennis team capped off a successful North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) season by capturing their ninth-consecutive NCAC championship, winning 6-1 over DePauw University. The championship was the 18th in the Lords’ history.
The Lords got off to a strong start, jumping out to an early 3-0 advantage in doubles. Weston Noall ’18 and Peter Hazlett ’18 took home the first victory of the day, prevailing over their DePauw counterparts 8-5. Colin Haas ’15 and Wade Heerboth ’15 kept the momentum going by winning 8-4. At number-one doubles, Sam Geier ’16 and Tim Rosensteel ’15 capped the team’s doubles run with an 8-6 victory. Rob Turlington ’16 won the Lords’ championship-clinching point, winning number-three singles to provide the Lords with a 4-1 advantage and secure a ninth-straight championship.
The Lords hope their season is far from over, however. The team opens their play in the NCAA Division III tournament May 8. While the Lords’ first-round opponent is yet to be determined, the team is prepared for anything. “From here on out, the teams are all really tough, so we’ve just got to take things a day at a time,” Turlington said.
The Lords also received quite a bit of hardware following the conclusion of the NCAC season. Heerboth won his second-consecutive NCAC player of the year award, and was joined on the 2015 All-NCAC team by Geier, Rosensteel and Turlington.