Defiance, Ohio - The Franklin College men's tennis team lost its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener, falling 6-3 at Defiance College on Friday night.
Junior Ryan Hammer (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood) led the Grizzlies with a straight-set victory at No. 1 singles. He won the opening set 6-1 before securing the victory with a 6-4 score in the second set.
Junior Jared Hunt (Whiteland, Ind./Whiteland Community) also recorded a straight-set triumph at the No. 6 singles position. He dropped only five games in earning his first win of the season.
Franklin returns to action on Sunday, March 16 at 11 a.m. when it travels to Hanover College.