Baldwin Wallace University Menís Tennis Team Defeats Ohio Wesleyan, 7-2; Ends Hilton Head Trip at 10-1
BEREA, OHIO ó The Baldwin Wallace University menís tennis defeated Ohio Wesleyan University, 7-2, today (Thursday, March 12, 2009) on the final day of its annual spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina.
With its victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 10-1 overall. Ohio Westleyan fell to 7-3 overall with its loss.
In its win, BW received singles victories from senior number-one player Jim Kucera (Mentor),sophomore No. 2 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward), freshman No. 4 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake), sophomore No. 5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) and sophomore No. 6 player Bobby Irwin (Ashland/ Senior).
In doubles action, the No.1 duo of Kucera and Lachman and the No.3 tandem of Trzeciak and freshman Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) were victorious.
After 11 dual matches, Burris tops the team in singles play with an 12-1 individual record with Trzeciak second at 12-2 overall. In addition, Kucera is 8-7, Lachman is 9-2, Andy Redd (Archbald) is 9-4 and Irwin is 8-2. In doubles play, Kucera and Lachman are 7-4, Redd and Zach Long (Ashland/Senior) are 8-3 and Trzeciak and Taylor Long are 8-1.
The Yellow Jackets open the 2009 northern schedule against Notre Dame College (of Ohio) on Friday, March 20 on the ďPopĒ Collins Courts in Berea at 5:00 p.m. The Ohio Athletic Conference season begins on Saturday, March 28 when they host Mount Union College at the ďPopĒ Collins Courts at 1:00 p.m. The 2009 OAC Tournament begins on April 30 at the Lindner Family Courts in Mason, Ohio.
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Final Aggate Results:
Baldwin Wallace University versus Ohio Wesleyan University
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort
in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Final Score: Baldwin Wallace -- 7, Ohio Wesleyan University -- 2
No. 1: Kucera (BW) def. Kahn (OWU), 7-5, 3-0 (retired); No. 2: Lachman (BW) def. Thangarajah (OWU), 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) ; No. 3: Luttinger (OWU) def. Redd (BW), 6-3, 7-5; No. 4: Trzeciak (BW) def. Leslie (OWU), 6-3, 6-3; No. 5: Burris (BW) def. Ryan (OWU), 8-2 ; No. 6: Irwin (BW) def. Weaver (T), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 1: Kucera-Lachman (BW) def. Kahn-Weaver (OWU), 8-3; No. 2: Redd-Z. Long (BW) def. Luttinger-Thangarajah (OWU), 8-5; No. 3: Trzeciak-T. Long (BW) def. Leslie-Ryan (OWU), 8-3.