BW Menís Tennis Team Defeats Otterbein, 8-1, in OAC Match in Berea for 14th Win
BEREA, OHIO ó The Baldwin Wallace University menís tennis team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein College, 8-1, today (Saturday, April 4, 2009) in an OAC match on the ďPopĒ Collins Courts in Berea. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved their record to 14-2 overall and 3-1 in the OAC. Otterbein falls to 4-11 overall and 2-1 in the OAC.
The Yellow Jackets won all three doubles matches to gain a 3-0 advantage and clinched the victory after both senior number one singles standout Jim Kucera (Mentor) and junior two-time All-OAC and No.3 player Andy Redd (Archold) each won their singles matches.
In addition in singles action, freshman No. 4 Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake), sophomore No. 5 Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) and sophomore No. 6 player Bobby Irwin (Ashland/ Senior) all captured singles victories in straight sets. With his win at No.4 singles, Trzeciak increased his team-lead in victories to 17 and 17-2 overall, including 16-0 in dual matches. Burris is second with 16 wins and a 16-2 slate and Redd is third with 14 wins and a 14-4 mark. In addition, Trzeciak and Taylor Long are now 13-1 in doubles at No.3 and Redd and Zach Long (Ashland/ Senior) are 12-4 at No.2.
BW will next play on Tuesday, April 7 when they travel to Ada to play Ohio Northern University in a key dual match at 3:30 p.m.
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Final Aggate Results:
Baldwin Wallace University versus Otterbein College
Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Berea, Ohio.
Final Score: Baldwin Wallace -- 8, Otterbein -- 1
No. 1: Kucera (BW) defeated Powers (OC), 6-2, 6-4; No. 2: Catanese (OC) def. Lachman (BW), 6-3, 6-3; No. 3: Redd (BW) def. Brodhead (OC), 6-1, 6-3; No. 4: Trzeciak (BW) def. Albert (OC), 6-3, 6-4; No. 5: Burris (BW) def. Roberts (OC), 6-0, 6-1; No. 6: Irwin (BW) def. Smith (OC), 6-0, 6-3.
No. 1: Kucera-Lachman (BW) def. Catanese-Brodhead (OC), 8-6; No. 2: Redd-Z. Long (BW) def. Powers-Smith (OC), 8-2; No. 3: Trzeciak-T. Long (BW) def. Albert-Pollack (OC), 8-3.