Grand Island - The Hastings College men's tennis team won its 7th straight Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season title by defeating Midland 9-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Grand Island Tennis Club.
Outside of a tight No. 1 doubles match where Zach Inman (JR/Colorado Springs, CO) and Dakota Burns (SO/Pueblo, CO) won a tough 8-6 match, Hastings was able to breeze out to a 3-0 lead.
Mark Gueswell (SR/Windsor, CO) dominated at No. 1 singles winning 6-4, 6-1 pushing the lead to 4-0 and then Inman battled into a tiebreaker where he was able to defeat Ryan Vitera 10-7 to give Hastings the out-right conference title.
Hastings is now 9-8 (5-0) on the year and will be the No. 1 overall seed for the GPAC Tournament and earns a first round bye. The Broncos will face the winner of Concordia and Midland at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Fremont.
Tjim Fischer and Razvan Dobrin (JR/Livermore, CA) def. Alex Zoller and Steven Deere, 8-2
Mark Gueswell def. Andy McDill, 6-4, 6-1
Zach Inman def. Ryan Vitera, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 10-7
Dakota Burns def. Ryder Ross, 8-1
Tim Fischer (JR) def Christian Slupe, 8-0
Razvan Dobrin def. Alex Zoller, 9-7
Tanner Sandvick def. Steven Deere, 8-0
Friday, May 5, 2017
#1 Hastings & #2 Doane – Bye
#4 Concordia vs. #5 Midland – 9:00am
#3 Morningside vs. #6 Mount Marty – 9:00am
#1 Hastings vs. #4/5 winner – 2:00pm
#2 Doane vs. #3/6 winner – 2:00pm