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Men’s tennis takes second in HCAC

Transylvania put together a nearly perfect regular-season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record in men’s tennis at 8-1 before falling in the finals of the conference tournament to Earlham College. Under head coach Chuck Brown, the Pioneers were 11-6 overall.

Transylvania clinched second place in the regular-season HCAC title race with a 9-0 home court win over Bluffton College that gave them a 7-1 record. In their final match before the tournament, the Pioneers took a narrow 5-4 home decision over the College of Mount St. Joseph to secure the No. 2 seed.

In the HCAC tourney, played at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis, Transylvania got past Franklin College in the semifinals 5-3 before losing 5-2 to Earlham, the only school to defeat the Pioneers in regular season HCAC play.

Junior Keith Henderson and senior Will Palmer were named to the All-HCAC first team. Henderson had a 9-3 singles record and a 10-3 doubles mark, while Palmer was 9-4 in singles play and 12-5 in doubles.

Visit the men's tennis website for more information.

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