Panthers welcome IU-Southeast for non-conference action this weekend

Helmers and Trombley

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's tennis team continues its spring slate this weekend by hosting Indiana University-Southeast.

SETTING THE SCENE: The Panthers (2-3) and Grenadiers are set for a 2 p.m. start, Saturday, March 16, at the Zeddies Tennis Center on the campus of Hanover College. The match will be HC's first in over two weeks after weather has washed out the first three scheduled outings of March.

FLORIDA TRIP REVIEW: The Panthers last competed in three matches in three days at the USTA National Training Center in Orlando, Fla. back at the end of February. Hanover lost to Augustana (Ill.), 5-4, competed in an exhibition match against NCAA Division II Davenport (Mich.) and defeated Saint Mary's (Minn.), 7-2. The Blue and Red found most of their success in singles competition, going 8-4 against the two Division III opponents.

PANTHER NOTES:

  • Junior Jonathan Helmers (Cincinnati, Ohio) and freshman Keith Asplund (Jeffersonville, Ind.) are both off to 4-1 starts in singles competition this season. Both are currently tied for longest winning streak at two matches, along with sophomore Jed Fajt (Greencastle, Ind.).
  • As a team, Hanover is 18-12 in singles matches, a .600 winning percentage. The Blue and Red are 12-12 since the start of the spring slate.
  • The Panthers have an 8-7 mark in doubles action, with Asplund, along with junior Landon Carrico (New Albany, Ind.) and sophomore Roger Trombley (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) each being a part of three victories. Asplund and Carrico have a 2-1 record when paired together.
  • The Blue and Red have a winning record in the bottom four singles spots, combining for a 14-6 mark (.700). Hanover is also 4-1 in the No. 3 doubles slot (.800).

SCOUTING IU-SOUTHEAST: The Grenadiers are 2-7 during the 2018-19 season, including a 1-5 mark in the spring. IU-Southeast is coming off a pair of 7-0 losses at Division I Ball State (Ind.) back on March 8, and will travel to face Midway (Ky.) in River States Conference play on Friday, March 15, before making the weekend trip to Hanover.

The Panthers and Grenadiers have met five times since the spring of 2015, all of which were wins for IUS. Hanover dropped the last meeting on Oct. 1, 2017, by a count of 6-3.

UP NEXT: Hanover will open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a trip to Anderson on Saturday, March 30. The Panthers and Ravens are slated for am 11 a.m. start.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu