BW Men's Tennis Team Beats Elizabethtown (Pa.), 7-2, to Improve to 14-0 Overall
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The Baldwin Wallace University men’s tennis team defeated Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, 7-2, this afternoon (Wednesday, March 7, 2012) on the final day of its Annual Spring Break Trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The victory kept the Yellow Jackets unbeaten this season.
With its victory, BW is now 14-0 this season, including a 6-0 record down south, a 2-0 record last fall and a 6-0 slate during the winter portion of its schedule. Elizabethtown is now 1-2 overall.
Elizabethtown gained an early 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, but BW then swept the six singles matches to stretch its winning ways to 14 straight.
In singles play, senior No.1 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) won by the scores of 6-2, 6-4, junior No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) won by the scores of 6-1, 6-1, freshman No.3 player Kyle Patterson (Wooster/ Triway) won by the scores of 6-0, 6-4, senior No.4 player Alexandre Bourdiaux (Paris, FRANCE/Lycee Saint Dominique) won by the scores of 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6), junior No.5 Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) player won by the scores of 6-2, 6-0, and sophomore No.6 player Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) won by the scores of 6-0, 6-3.
In doubles action, the No.1 duo of Trzeciak and Bourdiaux won by a score of 9-8 (7-3).
Trzeciak’s win was the 77th of his career. He is now 77-19 overall and fourth all-time surpassing Kevin Peacock (1995-98) and Chris Johnson (1997-2000). Horvath’s victory was the 57th of his career. He is now 57-11 overall and is 14th all-time and is now one win shy of tying Jim Kucera (2006-2009) for 13th all-time. Horvath also has one more year of eligibility remaining
The victory against Elizabethtown gives BW veteran Head Coach and former Academic All-American Brian Rector 399 career wins and runs his career record to an amazing 399-83 in 23 seasons. Rector is the winningest tennis coach in Ohio Athletic Conference and Ohio collegiate tennis history.
With the win against Elizabethtown today, Brian Rector now has a chance to claim his 400th career victory on March 24 when BW hosts Otterbein University in its OAC opener at the “Pop” Collins Tennis Complex in Berea at 1:00 p.m.
FINAL SCORE: Baldwin Wallace -- 7, Elizabethtown (Pa.) -- 2
No.1: Alex Trzeciak (BW) defeated Manrique Arrea (EC), 6-2, 6-4
No.2: Joe Horvath (BW) def. Josh Riehl (EC), 6-1, 6-1
No.3: Kyle Patterson (BW) def. Eric Fritzges (EC), 6-0, 6-4
No.4: Alex Bourdiaux (BW) def. Paul Whitman (EC), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
No.5: Alex Kearney (BW) def. Billy Freitag (EC), 6-2, 6-0
No.6: Tyler Beaton (BW) def. Cole Turula (EC), 6-0, 6-3
No.1: Trzeciak/ Bourdiaux (BW) def. Arrea/Whitman, 9-8 (7-3) (EC)
No.2: Fritzges/Riehl (EC) def. Horvath/ Beaton (BW), 8-5
No.3: Turula Michael Anderson (EC) def. Patterson/Taylor Long (BW), 8-2.