Men's Tennis wins close matches against MIAA rival

Men's Tennis wins close matches against MIAA rival

ALBION, Mich. – Albion College won two tightly contested matches to pull away for an 8-1 victory over Alma College in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's tennis match.

Albion gained a sweep of the doubles matches when Daniel McGarry and Patrick Smoker outlasted Brendan Murdie and David Suidgeest in a tiebreaker to decide the No. 3 flight.

Albion won the bottom five flights in singles. Nick Kinachtchouk won a tiebreaker to decide the No. 2 slight after he split sets with Brett Reuter.

Israel Trevino, Toma Shngoo, Smoker and McGarry won their matches in straight sets.

Albion will complete the season with matches against Hope College (April 17) and Kalamazoo College (April 20).

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email