FRANKLIN – Playing for the final time in the fall, the Franklin College men's tennis team closed out their brief fall schedule in style on Sunday, downing Oakland City, 8-1.
The Grizzlies finish their four-game fall slate with a 3-1 record as they head into the winter.
In doubles play, the Grizzlies grabbed all three points to seize a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The top team of Alex Hammer and Blake Amonett were 8-3 winners while Zach Lester and Kyle Sauley fought for an 8-6 win as the number two team. The Grizzlies' final pair of Jake Zakery and Dean Elrod coasted to an 8-0 victory to close out team play.
In singles play, the Grizzlies took their final five points, all in straight sets. Amonett was a 6-2, 6-1 winner from the No. 2 spot while Sauley earned a 6-3, 6-2 win from the No. 3 spot to clinch the match.
Franklin will be off until Feb. 10, when they take on Cornell College and St. Ambrose in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.