WINONA LAKE - For the second straight week, Anna Marshall was recognized as the NCCAA National Golfer of the Week.

Marshall claimed medalist honors at the Defiance Invitational, winning her second straight tournament. She carded a 77-71, including an eagle from 165 yards.

She has finished either first or second in all three of the Lady Lancers’ tournaments this year. As a team, Grace has won two events already this fall.

Grace Golfers Place Second At IWU

MARION - Grace’s men’s golf team was the runner-up at the IWU Invitational on Monday.

The Lancers placed second, behind host IWU, at Meshingomesia Golf Club. Grace combined for a 312 in the opening round before finishing with a 324 over the final 18 holes.

Noah Wright was Grace’s top finisher in each round. He carded a 76-78 to place fifth on the individual leaderboard.

Blake Lawson, playing as an individual, finished ninth overall with a 78-80, and Jacob Abrahamson tied him with a 76-82.

Isaiah Brown was Grace’s third finisher (80-82), and Camden Gongwer was one stroke behind him at 81-82. Payton Kelly rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with an 80-84.

Chase Byron (87-78) and Tim Rata (90-86) also competed as individuals in the tournament.

The Lancers will head down to Rock Hollow Golf Club on Sept. 16-17 for their next tournament.

Record Start Continues For Lady Lancer Tennis

WINONA LAKE - Grace’s women’s tennis team continued to make history with a 6-1 win against Spring Arbor on Monday.

The Lady Lancers won their sixth straight match to start the season, marking the best start in program history.

The top four players for the Lady Lancers (6-0, 5-0 Crossroads League) carried the day at Miller Athletic Complex. Emily Mast and Dayana Ortega cruised to a 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, and Carrie Copeland and Jayna Armstrong won 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Mast blew by her opponent 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Copeland won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2. Ortega battled to a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles, and Armstrong was consistent 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4.

Morgan Mast also won at No. 5 singles with a 6-1, 7-6 (3) scoreline.

“We held on tonight against a young and talented SAU team. Some of the matches could have easily gone their way, but the ladies fought through for another big conference win,” said Grace head coach Marcus Moore. “Jayna and Morgan looked solid in both doubles and singles, and Emily was locked in against their No. 1 singles.”

Grace’s women’s tennis team stretched its record start to 7-0 with a sweep of St. Francis on Tuesday.

The Lady Lancers (7-0, 6-0 Crossroads League) are off to their best start in team history. Grace’s seventh straight win is approaching the record for longest winning streak as well (nine straight, 2008 and 2009).

Emily Mast and Dayana Ortega beat their opponents at No. 1 doubles 6-1, and Carrie Copeland and Jayna Armstrong won 6-2 at No. 2.

Morgan Mast and Gretchen Adams did not drop a game at No. 3 doubles in an impressive rout.

Emily Mast (No. 1 singles) and Ortega (No. 3) were flawless 6-0, 6-0 in singles. Morgan Mast won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles, and Shelby Bankson was sharp 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6.

Copeland won in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-4), and Armstrong was victorious 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4.

The Lady Lancers will welcome Taylor on Thursday at 1 p.m.