Racquetball players rack up 10 top-four finishes at NC State
November 11, 2018 | Raleigh, N.C.
Senior Jaron Proehl captured first place in the men's collegiate singles Division 3 Blue bracket and Liberty University's racquetball team posted several second-place showings in various divisions at its second Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball Conference (MACRC) tournament of the season, played Nov. 9-11 at North Carolina State's Carmichael Gym in Raleigh, N.C.
Junior Garrison Walker took second in the men's singles Division 1-2 Blue bracket and combined with sophomore Grant Knaus to record a runner-up finish in the men's doubles Division 1-2 Blue bracket. Knaus also placed third in the men's singles Division 1-2 White bracket and Jordan finished fourth in the Division 1-2 Blue bracket.
In the men's doubles Division 1-2 Red bracket, Christian Tinsley joined forces with William & Mary's Zach Baldwin to place third while fellow Flames senior Jesse Gauldin and Proehl finished fourth in the Division 3 Gold bracket.
In women's singles action, Liberty sophomore Rachel Gay placed second in the Division 3-4 Red bracket, senior Lindsey Marston finished fourth in the Division 1-2 Red bracket, and junior Danielle Pearson took fourth in the Division 1-2 Gold bracket after withdrawing from her third-place final due to injury.
The Flames and Lady Flames will enter two more MACRC tournaments in the spring semester in preparation for the March 14-17 USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.