CINCINNATI — The IU Southeast men’s tennis team defeated IU East 5-1 to advance to the River States Conference championship at the Queen City Racquet Club on Friday.
The Grenadiers (11-10) took a 2-1 lead after doubles. Brock Winchell, a Jeffersonville graduate — who earned first-team all-conference honors — and Bradley Cross defeated Max Faundez and Francisco Perez 8-5 at No. 2 doubles and Alec Bates and Jerid Inman earned a 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. The No. 1 doubles team of Garrett Fensler and TJ Brady lost a tight decision 9-8 (10-8) at the No. 1 doubles spot.
IU Southeast earned quick wins at No. 5 and 6 singles to jump out to a 4-1 lead. Jerid Inman defeated Vincente Herrera 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and Alec Bates defeated Ian Dillman 6-0 6-1.
Garrett Fensler clinched the match for IU Southeast with a comeback win over Pablo Munoz 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
The Grenadiers will face Asbury in the RSC Championship match, which will follow the women’s championship that begins at 9 a.m. at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
Grenadier women fall 5-4 to IU East
CINCINNATI — The IU Southeast women’s tennis team fell 5-4 to IU East in the semifinals of the River States Conference Tennis Championships on Friday.
The Grenadiers (10-11) took a 2-1 lead after doubles play as they were able to pick up wins at No. 2 and doubles in tight matches. At No. 2 doubles Camille Greenwell and Jeannie Soto defeated Morgan Jackson and Bri Ayres 9-8 (4) and Hallee Miller and New Albany native Anne-Marie Mattox earned a 9-8 (7) decision over Ashlyn Hubbard and Krystal Schmidt.
The No. 1 doubles spot was close as well as Lauren Winchell, a Christian Academy of Indiana grad, and Floyd Central grad Alexis Applegate fell 8-6.
The Grenadiers picked up singles wins at No. 2 and three singles to take a 4-1 lead. Applegate defeated Morgan Jackson 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Camille Greenwell won at No. 3 singles 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
But the Red Wolves roared back to take the four remaining singles points and earn a 5-4 win, with three out of the four in straight sets.
Grenadiers get Senior Day Sweep of Hanover
NEW ALBANY — The IU Southeast softball team swept Hanover on Friday — 4-3 in eight innings and 5-1 —for a successful Senior Day. On the final home doubleheader for eight Grenadiers, the seniors made the difference in both contests.
In the opener, IU Southeast opened the scoring in the third inning when senior Kyndyl Olds scored from second on an error.
Hanover (11-21) answered in the top of the fourth with a pair of runs when Ashley Swearingen singled to bring in two runs.
The Grenadiers (26-22) tied the game in the fifth when Olds tripled and fellow senior Becca Schoenung followed with a single.
IU Southeast responded in the bottom of the frame when Olds, who had three hits, led off with a double to put runners at second and third. Becca Schoenung put down a good bunt and beat the throw to first, Emily Weiss scored from third and Olds beat the throw home from first to win the game.
In game two, senior outfielder Sidney Chumbler hit a two-run single for a couple key insurance runs to put the Grenadiers ahead 5-1. Olds went 3-for-3 in the nightcap.
The Grenadiers conclude the regular season today with a doubleheader at Brescia. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.