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Regional Victory Punches National Ticket

04/27/2013 – The men's tennis team won three matches over the weekend to claim the regional championship and clinch a spot in the national tournament. The Saints enter the championships riding a 17 match win streak and sport an overall record of 23-4.

The path to the title went through Grand View, Indiana Tech and #17 Northwestern Ohio. The Saints marched through their draw and punched their ticket for the upcoming NAIA Championships in Mobile, Alabama.

Aaron Hendrick, Nik Artaev and Kristoff Saari were all honored on the All-WHAC First Team, while Kyle Masteller was given Honorable Mention accolades and the teams Champions of Character Award. Hendrick, Artaev, Masteller and Peter Tratt were also recognized by the WHAC for their work in the classroom. Coach Jerry Hendrick won both the Coach of the Year and the Coach of Character Award in the WHAC.





#13 Aquinas College 9, Grand View 0
Apr 26, 2013 at Orchard Hills

Singles competition
1. Nik Artaev (AQMT) def. Phil Kruzan Jr (GVMT) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kyle Masteller (AQMT) def. Tyler Johnson (GVMT) 6-0, 6-0
3. Frankie Fischer (AQMT) def. Ryan Gilbert (GVMT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Andy Struble (AQMT) def. Jake Norris (GVMT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Michael Sendor (AQMT) def. Luke Norris (GVMT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Francisco Huber (AQMT) def. Quyen Diep (GVMT) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Hendrick/Artaev (AQMT) def. Johnson/Norris 8-0
2. Masteller/Fischer (AQMT) def. Kruzan Jr/Gilbert 8-0
3. Saari/Struble (AQMT) def. Diep/Norris 8-1

#13 Aquinas 5, Indiana Tech 0
Apr 26, 2013 at Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orchard Hills)

Singles competition
1. Aaron Hendrick (AQMT) vs. Joaquin Ferrando unfinished
2. Nik Artaev (AQMT) vs. Fernando Gonzalez unfinished
3. Kristoff Saari (AQMT) def. Sriram Aranganathan 6-3, 6-0
4. Kyle Masteller (AQMT) def. Nicholas Tripanon 6-1, 6-0
5. Andy Struble (AQMT) vs. Alberto Tenias unfinished
6. Brendan Petz (AQMT) vs. Vinicius Silva unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Hendrick/Artaev (AQMT) def. Ferrando/Aranganathan 8-3
2. Masteller/Fischer (AQMT) def. Tripanon/Silva 8-6
3. Saari/Struble (AQMT) def. Gonzalez/Tenias 8-3

#13 Aquinas College 5, #17 Northwestern Ohio 2
Apr 27, 2013 at Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orchard Hills)

Singles competition
1. Aaron Hendrick (AQMT) vs. Daniel Rueda 6-7, 1-2, unfinished
2. Nik Artaev vs. Gustavo Rueda 4-6, 6-1, 1-0, unfinished
3. Kristoff Saari (AQMT) def. Emin Alpin 6-4, 6-3
4. Kyle Masteller (AQMT) def. Tommy Johanson 6-3, 6-2
5. Frankie Fischer (AQMT) def. Sam Rutter 6-3, 6-5
6. Alex Hagar def. Andy Struble (AQMT) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Hendrick/Artaev (AQMT) def. Sirimarco/Rueda 8-6
2. Masteller/Fischer (AQMT) def. Rueda/Hagar 8-4
3. Alpin/Johanson def. Saari/Struble (AQMT) 8-2

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