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IU East hosted Asbury on April 14.
Tennis - Fri, Apr. 14, 2017

RICHMOND, Ind. - The Indiana University East tennis teams took on Asbury University on April 14 in pivotal River States Conference matches on the Kyle Tom Courts at Glen Miller Park.

The IU East women fell 7-2 against the 33rd-ranked Asbury women. The IU East men dropped a 9-0 decision against the 27th-ranked Asbury men.

The IU East women are 13-6 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Red Wolf men are 10-10 overall and 2-2 in the league

The Asbury women are 8-3 overall and 4-0 in the conference. The Eagle men are 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the league.


* The IU East women got wins from Kaylin Venezia and Brooklyn Hubbard at No. 2 doubles and from Bri Ayres at No. 5 singles.

* Asbury held off a late IU East charge for a key 8-6 win in the women's No. 3 doubles match, and won both of the women's singles matches that went three sets.

* The IU East women were playing to clinch a share of the regular season conference title. Asbury now controls its own destiny in the league standings.

* IU East got no more than two games in any set or pro-set in the men's match.


* Bri Ayres improved to 17-2 and has won five matches in a row.

* Colton Shipley at No. 2 singles played the closest men's match.

* Temperatures reached about 80 degrees, the warmest tennis conditions of the spring.


The IU East men host the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on April 15.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly resurfaced Kyle Tom Courts will take place at 4:30 p.m., just before the start of the match against Rose-Hulman.

IU East, through the aid of community donor Kyle Tom, made funds available for the resurfacing project.

IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, City of Richmond Mayor David Snow and Kyle Tom are scheduled to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The G-101.3 Lightning Rod 2.0 will be on site for pre-match music. Ullery's Homemade Ice Cream will serve ice cream for fans. Rufus the Red Wolf also will make his first appearance at an IU East tennis match.