Trzeciak Now Second All-Time and Team is 19-0 as BW Men’s Tennis Team Shuts Out Wilmington, 9-0
BEREA, OHIO -- Senior number one singles and doubles standout Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) moved into second place on the all-time victory list and the Baldwin Wallace University men’s tennis team remained unbeaten at 19-0 overall with a 9-0 shutout victory against Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College this afternoon (Saturday, April 14, 2012) inside the Lou Higgins Center. The shutout was BW’s 11th this season and fifth straight against OAC opposition. The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather.
Trzeciak, a three-time All-OAC and two-time Academic All-OAC selection, earned the 82nd singles of his career. He is now 82-19 overall and surpasses former teammate Sam Burris (2008-11/ 81-19 career record) for second place on the all-time Yellow Jacket victory list. James Daly (2005-08/ 105-10 record). Trzeciak also is 75-24 career in doubles play. In addition, his two victories today (singles and doubles) give him 157 for his career to rank second all-time to Daly (196 career combination wins).
“We continue to be pleased with Alex’s play and leadership on the court and his academic achievement and leadership off the court,” said veteran Head Coach Brian Rector, who improved to 404-83 overall. “Alex is in elite company on our all-time wins list and with some of the best student-athletes that BW has ever produced. We are very proud of his efforts.”
In addition to being a standout on the court, Trzeciak is this year’s BW male Clyde Lamb Award winner to the OAC. That award is symbolic of the College’s most outstanding male student-athlete. He carries a 3.8 grade average in economics and mathematics and plans to attend Washington (Mo.) University next fall for graduate school.
With its victory, BW is now 19-0 overall and 5-0 in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Quakers, 72-6, in a match played stricly in pro-sets indoors. In addition to shutting out 11 opponents this season, the Yellow Jackets have outscored the opposition, 159-12. Wilmington dropped to 0-9 overall and 0-6 in the OAC.
BW gained an early 3-0 lead after the doubles competition and won all six singles matches to stretch its winning ways to 19 straight.
In singles play, Trzeciak won 8-3 at No.1, junior All-OAC standout Joe Horvath (North Royalton) won 8-0 at No.2, freshman Kyle Patterson (Wooster/ Triway) won 8-0 at No.3, senior Alexandre Bourdiaux (Paris, FRANCE) won 8-1 at No.4, junior No.5 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) won 8-0 and sophomore Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Eleet) won 8-0 at No.6.
Horvath’s singles victory was the 65th of his career. He is now 65-8 overall and is tied for ninth place with former standout Andy Redd (2007-10/ 65-33 record). He also has a 60-12 doubles slate and his 125 career combination wins ranks ninth.
This season, Trzeciak tops the Yellow Jackets in victories with 21 and is 21-3 overall. He is followed by Horvath at 20-2, Patterson at 19-3, Kearney at 18-4, Bourdiaux at a perfect 16-0 and Minrovic is 9-3. In addition, regular No.6 player Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) is 12-1 and sophomore Josh Pecinovsky (Columbus/ Bishop Hartley) is 6-1.
In doubles action, the number one tandem of Trzeciak and Bourdiaux won by an 8-1 score, the No.2 duo of Horvath and Beaton won by a score of 8-0 and the No.3 team of Pecinovsky and senior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won by an 8-1 score. Trzeciak and Bourdiaux are now 14-1, Horvath and Beaton are 13-1 and Pecinovsky and Long are 1-0.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Wednesday, April 18 when they travel to Tiffin to play Heidelberg University at 3:30 p.m. BW also plays at The College of Wooster on Friday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. before hosting a showdown with defending OAC-champ Ohio Northern University on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the “Pop” Collins Courts in Berea.
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.
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Baldwin Wallace University versus Wilmington College
Tennis Aggate Results
Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Berea, Ohio
The “Pop” Collins Courts
FINAL SCORE: Baldwin Wallace -- 9, Wilmington -- 0
SINGLES RESULTS: No.1: Alex Trzeciak (BW) defeated Justin Arehart (W), 8-3; No.2: Joe Horvath (BW) def. Connor LaVelle (W), 8-0; No.3: Kyle Patterson (BW) def. Josh Kincaid (W), 8-0; No.4: Alex Bourdiaux (BW) def. Killian Cummings (W), 8-1; No.5: Alex Kearney (BW) def. Cullen Corcoran (W), 8-0; No.6: Brad Minrovic (BW) def. Jon Asher (W), 8-0.
DOUBLES RESULTS: No.1: Trzeciak/ Bourdiaux (BW) defeated Arehart/ Kincaid (W), 8-1; No.2: Horvath/ Kearney (BW) def. Asher/ LaVelle (W), 8-0; No.3: Josh Pecinovsky/ Taylor Long (BW) def. Corcoran/ Cummings (W), 8-1.