BW Sets Ties Record For Wins in a Season With 8-1 Defeat of John Carroll
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - The Baldwin Wallace University men’s tennis team tied the school record for wins in a season with 23 and defeated Ohio Athletic Conference and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University, 8-1, today (Tuesday, April 24, 2012) in an OAC showdown on the John Carroll tennis courts in University Heights.
With its victory, the Yellow Jackets improved to 23-0 overall and 8-0 in the OAC while JCU dropped to 5-11 overall and 3-4 in the OAC. The 23 wins ties the record for wins in a season also set in 2004 when the team posted a record of 23-2. The victory also was the 408th for Yellow Jacket veteran Head Coach Brian Rector.
BW gained an early 2-1 lead after the doubles competition and won six of the six singles matches to stretch its winning ways.
In singles play, senior 3-time All-OAC and 2-time Acadmic All-OAC standout Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) won 5-7, 6-3 and 1-0 (10-6) at No.1, junior All-OAC standout Joe Horvath (North Royalton) won 6-1 and 6-0 at No.2, freshman Kyle Patterson (Wooster/ Triway) won 6-1 and 6-1 at No.3, senior Alexandre Bourdiaux (Paris, FRANCE/Lycee Saint Dominique) won 6-3 and 6-2 at No.4, junior Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) won 6-2 and 6-2, junior No.6 player Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) won 6-0 and 6-1.
In doubles action, the No. 2 tandem of Horvath and Beaton won by the score of 8-2 and the No.3 team of Patterson and senior Taylor Long (Ashland) won by an 8-6 score.
BW ends the regular season this Saturday, April 28 at home versus OAC-rival Marietta College in the second match of a women’s and men’s doubleheader on the Collins Courts at 1:00 p.m. and then again at 4:30 against Franciscan University. The Yellow Jacket women play Marietta at 11:00 a.m.
The 2012 OAC Tournament begins with a men’s first round match in Berea against a yet to be determined opponent at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 2, prior to BW’s first round OAC Tournament match in Berea, the College is going to recognize Coach Rector for his 400th career victory. He is the winningest men’s tennis coach in OAC and Ohio collegiate history.
No.1: Alex Trzeciak (BW) defeated Ryan Mullaney (JCU) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
No.2: Joe Horvath (BW) def. Sean Graham (JCU) 6-1, 6-0
No.3: Kyle Patterson (BW) def. Michael Hulseman (JCU) 6-1, 6-1
No.4: Alex Bourdiaux (BW) def. Rico Certo (JCU) 6-3, 6-2
No.5: Alex Kearney (BW) def. Peter Scanniello (JCU) 6-1, 3-1, retired
No.6: Tyler Beaton (BW) def. Eric Grimaldi (JCU) 6-1, 6-1
No.1: Mullaney/ Certo (JCU) defeated Bourdiaux/ Trzeciak (BW) 8-4
No.2: Horvath/Beaton (BW) def. Scanniello/ Hulseman (JCU) 8-2
No.3: Patterson/ Taylor Long (BW) def. Graham/ Grimaldi (JCU) 8-6.