Tennis teams compete in Friends Invitational

The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams continue to trek through their fall season.

Both teams competed in a weekend-long qualifying meet hosted by Bethel College. The winners of the individual and doubles draws for this meet qualified for nationals.

 “For singles, there’s an ‘A’ draw with all the top seeds in it and then a ‘B’ draw with everyone else,” head coach Joe Ahmadian said. “So, these competitions are pretty tough.”

On the men’s side, freshman Nick Baker lost in the first round of the main draw, but then won the consolation draw, beating sophomore Devin Glasgow in the semifinals on the way.

Junior Jordan Toothaker made it to the semifinals of the ‘B’ draw and senior Casey Gleue and Glasgow had a win in doubles in the first round.

For the women, freshman Peyton Edmonds won her first round in the ‘A’ draw, but lost in the second round to a seeded player. Junior Danielle Griggs lost in the semifinals of her consolation draw.

“We only have five of our women players this fall,” Ahmadian said. “We have two that are playing basketball. So once they join us in the spring, we should be just as good as last year.”

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