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Men’s Tennis aced their way past Hastings on Tuesday

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According to doaneathletics.com this was the first time since the 1991-1992 season that Doane has beaten Hastings in a regular season match.

To most not beating a team in 28 years is surprising but not the tennis team.

“I don't think it is surprising at all, the team that we have now has been working harder than any other team that Doane has had in the past years,” said senior Alejandro Benitez.

Their hard work has paid off this season.

According to gpacsports.com, Doane now currently sits comfortably in the first place standings with an undefeated record of 5-0.

To beat another undefeated team requires a game plan.

Benitez said their plan was to come out fast and strong in their doubles matches, playing aggressively and fighting for every point.

Being undefeated and ranked number one in GPAC can come with nerves but the tennis team feels that they belong there.

“I don't really like looking at these accomplishments as a thing that gives us pressure but something that gives us even more energy,” Benitez said. “We have played the matches and came up on top.”  

Now aiming their focus towards the GPAC tournament the Men’s tennis team is hungry for more.

“I am very confident that we can come up on top and get the championship but we still need to put in the work and keep minimizing our mistakes,” said Benitez.

Doane moves on to their next match against an undefeated Midland University on April 22nd on home turf.

They will have the opportunity to secure the conference championship for the first time since 2013, according to doaneathletics.com.