Men’s tennis season comes to a close

Jon Mays

The Lawrence University men’s tennis team put together a strong showing at the Midwest Conference Tournament this past weekend, but it was not enough to stop tennis powerhouse Grinnell College from dominating the tournament.
The Pioneers swept the singles competitions, and they nearly did the same in the doubles competitions, but their No. 3 doubles team lost in the championship match.
The Vikings had very strong performances from No. 1 singles player Ryan Dunn and No. 6 singles player Travis Fondow, who both advanced to the championship match of their respective brackets. Dunn also teamed up with Dan Hertel to make it to the championship match at the No. 1 spot in the doubles tournament before losing to Grinnell.
In the team competitions, Lawrence took on Grinnell in the opening round and was unable to advance past the nationally ranked Pioneers. Lawrence bounced back in the third-place game and beat St. Norbert College.
Lawrence finished off a great season as they finished third in both the regular season and conference tournament. The Vikings held their heads high upon returning to campus, and it appeared as though Travis Fondow had a great time on stage with Girl Talk.