The Lancers (6-1; 6-0 CL) have just two matches remaining in the regular season – both at home next week. Grace will host second-place Huntington on Tuesday and third-place Marian on Thursday. A win in either match guarantees at least a share of the league title for the second-straight season.
“This was a really hard-fought match for us against a tough Goshen team,” said Grace head coach Larry Schuh. “Our doubles continued to help us pull through in a close match. We just have to take care of business at home next week.”
Jose Marval and Michael Humphrey played critical roles in Grace’s win. The duo combined for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, and Marval at No. 2 and Humphrey at No. 5 won in straight sets during their singles’ matches.
Ethan Grove and Jack Wang pulled out an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles to give the Lancers an edge over the Maple Leafs (4-4; 3-4 CL) after doubles’ play was completed.
Senior Aaron Blevins returned to action after battling injury to post a gritty 6-3, 7-6 win at No. 3 singles. Grace could have made the scoreline more comfortable, but the team dropped a pair of singles’ points in three sets.