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Reporter Rachel Terlep covers the Notre Dame FIghting Irish and other sports for the Elkhart Truth.

Pair of Concord alums part of Marian team headed to tennis nationals

Sophomore Jason Denton and freshman T Cunningham are on the first-ever Knights team to earn a bid to the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championships.

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

MOBILE, Ala. — No. 1-slotted player Jason Denton and doubles player T. Grant Cunningham, a pair of Concord High School graduates, are members of the Marian University team slated to compete in the 63rd annual NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championships May 13-17 in Mobile.

The Knights earned their first-ever team bid in the event by winning the Crossroads League Tournament last fall. They are one of 24 teams invited nationwide.

Denton, a sophomore, has played 1 singles in each of his last 12 outings for Marian, compiling a 7-5 record, including four straight wins. Overall during the fall and spring seasons he is 20-10 while splitting time at 1 and 2 singles. In doubles, he is 14-19, almost entirely at No. 1.

Cunningham, a freshman, has compiled a 3-3 mark over multiple doubles positions.

Marian (12-15) meets No. 10-ranked Bethany College (19-2) of Lindsborg, Kan., in a first-round match at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The top eight seeds have first-round byes.

According to Marian’s website, individuals can get updates on Twitter @MUKnights.

 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs the football during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Updated on Aug. 31, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
 Michigan defensive end Brennen Beyer (97), defensive back Delonte Hollowell (24), and running back De'Veon Smith (4) celebrate in the stands with student fans after beating Appalachian State 52-14 in an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Updated on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
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