1 on 1: with senior tennis player Casey Gleue

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After starting the season losing four out of its first five matches, the Baker University men’s tennis team has won three out of its last four. What has been the big difference in how the team has played of late?

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The Baker Orange

Senior tennis player Casey Gleue.

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1 on 1: with Casey Gleue

I think we have all gotten to know each other a little bit more. This is a completely different team than what we had in the fall because we had a guy transfer in who has played (at a) pretty high (level), so he mixed up the doubles lineup, which is a huge part of a tennis match. Having chemistry with each doubles partner is a huge deal. I think we’re getting into conference play and I think we have a good shot at doing well in our conference this year. We had some tough (NCAA Division II) matches. We played (William) Jewell (College) and Rockhurst (University) and a few other schools down in Louisiana. I think they got the best of us there, but now we are playing schools that are more on our level so to speak. I think we just kind of came into our own. We have a very young team, but very talented.

This season, you have had the chance to play with your brother, freshman Ryan Gleue. What has that experience been like for you?

It has been amazing. Me and my brother are really close. It’s the same situation in high school. We played with each other for a year in high school, but we do play the same sports. He’s followed after me, I mean just because he’s younger than me. But he’s going to be better than me. It’s been very fun. I mean, we’re really close, but at the same time, we kind of do our own thing off the court, but on the court, I think we have that little edge that whenever we play together that you can’t really teach since we are family. So, it’s been really fun. I mean, we're really close, but at the same time, we kind of do our own thing off the court, but on the court, I think we have that little edge that whenever we play together that you can't really teach since we are family.

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