GRINNELL — The Central College men’s tennis team battled another high-level opponent Sunday in a 9-0 loss against Grinnell College.

The Dutch are 0-2 after losing 8-1 to Bethel University (Minn.) in Rochester the week before.

“We looked better than we did last week,” coach Ryun Ferrell said. “We had a lot of games go to deuce, but if you don’t win those it still goes as a 6-1, 6-1 loss, even if it doesn’t feel like it.”

The tightest singles match between the Dutch and the Pioneers (1-0) was at No. 3 as Jack Lunn outlasted Tanner Finken 6-4, 6-3.

“Tanner is figuring out the No. 3 spot day-by-day,” Ferrell said.

After spending the fall semester studying abroad, David Boschma is back for Central in the No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles spots. He lost 6-1, 6-2 in singles and 8-4 in doubles with Trey Melvin.

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