BW Men's Tennis Team Loses to ONU, 5-0 in OAC Finals and Ends Season at 21-3 Overall
BEREA, OHIO -- The third-seeded Baldwin Wallace University men's tennis team lost the 2007 Ohio Athletic Conference Match to top-seeded Ohio Northern University, 5-0, today (Saturday, April 28, 2007) at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
With its loss, BW ends its season at 21-3 overall. With its win, ONU improves to 15-7 overall and advances to next week's NCAA Division III National Tournament by virtue of winning the OAC's automatic berth.
In doubles, the Polar Bears built a quick 3-0 advantage. Despite their losses, the number one tandem of junior No.1 singles standout James Daly (Akron/ Firestone) and sophomore No.5 player Jim Kucera (Mentor) fell to 18-2 overall, the No. 2 duo of senior No. 2 player Ryan McCartney (Lorain/ Admiral King) and freshman No.3 player Andy Redd (Archbold) ended their season at 11-6 overall and the No.3 duo of freshman No.6 player Zach Long (Ashland/ Senior) and senior Dan Mitoff (Lorain/ Admiral King) ended the season at 16-9 overall.
Daly, this week's OAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week, did not complete his singles match today. He ends the season at 26-2 overall, including 14 straight victories, and 77-7 in his career in singles. Daly is two wins shy of tying Mike Wagner's (2000-2004) all-time school-record of 79 career wins. Daly is BW's all-time leader with 67 career doubles wins, a 67-11 record, a school-record 144 career combination (singles + doubles = combination) wins and a career overall slate of 144-18. Despite their losses or unfinished matches, Apperson ends the season at 14-6 and Kucera was 13-5, McCartney was 13-9, Redd was 16-7 and Long was 18-5.
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Baldwin Wallace University Men versus Ohio Northern University
2007 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Match
on 4/28/2007; in Mason, Ohio at 1:00 p.m.
At the Lindner Family Tennis Center
FINAL SCORE: OHIO NORTHERN 5, Baldwin Wallace 0
First Singles: Daly (BW) versus Scott (ONU), 6-1, 5-4 unfinished; Second Singles: Schenk (ONU) defeated McCartney (BW), 6-0, 6-1; Third Singles: Redd (BW) versus Paul (ONU), 6-3, 0-6 unfinished; Fourth Singles: Dohner (ONU) def. Apperson (BW), 6-2, 6-2; Fifth Singles: Kucera (BW) versus Webb (ONU), 5-7, 2-2 unfinished; Sixth Singles: Long (BW) versus Vaidya (ONU), 6-1, 5-4 unfinished; First Doubles: Scott-Schenk (ONU) def. Daly-Kucera (BW), 8-5; Second Doubles: Paul-Dohner (ONU) def. McCartney-Redd (BW), 8-6; Third Doubles: Major-Anderson (ONU) def. Long-Mitoff (BW), 9-7.