Julien Clouette returns a serve during a doubles match against Purdue Northwest on Feb­ruary 9. (S. Nathaniel Grime | Col­legian)

Over spring break, the Chargers traveled to Florida to play three matches, winning two of three. The team improved to 9 – 4 after two straight losses in prior weeks.

On March 10, the Chargers faced off against Millersville Uni­versity in Orlando, Florida. After winning each doubles match to clinch the first point, the Chargers went on to win five of six singles matches, ending the match 6 – 1.

Sophomore Gabe Katz per­formed par­tic­u­larly well at six singles, winning two matches from the outset 6 – 2, 6 – 0.

The fol­lowing day, the Chargers lost to no. 6 St. Leo Uni­versity 5 – 2. Hillsdale bounced back two days later against Our Lady of the Lake Uni­versity.

The Chargers routed Our Lady of the Lake 6 – 1, dropping few points along the way. Katz again impressed with scores of 6 – 1, 6 – 0 wins at five singles. Senior Jerry Hewitt also won 6 – 1, 6 – 0 at no. 6 singles.

The team looks ahead to its first con­ference match at home this Friday against Davis and Elkins College.