Men’s tennis Grace returns to NCCAA Nationals

WINONA LAKE – The Grace men’s tennis team has earned a chance to defend their national crown.

The Lancers secured a spot in the 2022 NCCAA National Championships where Grace will aim to repeat as national champions. The tournament will begin next week, starting on Tuesday.

The games will take place at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama, the current site of last year’s championship for the Lancers. Grace’s 2021 championship was the first national title in team history.

Grace is the No. 1 seed in the four-team field and is joined by No. 2 Judson, No. 3 Asbury and No. 4 Oakland City.

Grace takes on Oakland City on Tuesday at 10 a.m., Judson on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Asbury on Thursday at 10 a.m. The national championship game is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m.

Grace Golf ends its season at the league championships

CARMEL — Grace’s women’s golf team wrapped up the Crossroads League Championship on Tuesday at Prairie View Golf Club.

The Lady Lancers started the day in sixth place and held that position to wrap up the tournament.

In wet conditions, Lucy Young produced Grace’s tournament best round over the last 18 holes. She birdied the second hole and parried the back-nine to card a 77 in the final round.

Rebecca Hawes finished tied with Young in the individual standings with a total of 246 tournaments. She ended her college career in memorable fashion, hitting a par five on her final hole.

Summer Stillson (82), Carolyn Pacocha (83) and Grace May (83) all had regular rounds to wrap up the season.

Grace’s team average of 329.7 was the second-lowest in program history for the CL Championship.

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