BW Men's Tennis Beats Heidelberg, 5-1, in OAC Quarterfinals in Berea; Advances to OAC Final Four
Joe Horvath improved to 22-1 with a
straight sets win at No. 4.
BEREA, OHIO -- The third-seeded Baldwin Wallace University men's tennis team defeated six-seeded Heidelberg University, 5-1, in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals today (Wednesday, May 5, 2010) at the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea. The Yellow Jackets improve to 18-3 overall and advance to the OAC Final Four on Friday and Saturday.
BW has now won five matches in a row and will play arch-rival Mount Union College in the semifinal round on Friday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Host and top-seeded Ohio Northern University plays in the other semifinal match versus the winner of today's #4 John Carroll University/#5 Capital University match. The winners of Friday's semifinal matches meet in the championship match on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament up for grabs.
BW gained an early 2-1 advantage after doubles play as the No.2 team of sophomore No.1 singles player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and sophomore Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won, 8-1 and the No.3 duo of freshman No.4 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and sophomore Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) won, 8-2.
With their win, Horvath and Beaton improved to a team-best 17-2 this season.
In singles play, the Yellow Jackets led all six matches before Horvath picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 and sophomore Bobby Irwin (Ashland/Senior) won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.
With his win at No.4 singles, Horvath is now 22-1 overall. In addition, Trzeciak is 17-6, junior No. 2 Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/Lakewood St. Edward) is 14-6, senior Andy Redd (Archbold) is 13-9, junior Sam Burris (Wooster/Senior) is 17-5 and Irwin is 15-4 overall.
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Tennis Match Results
May 05, 2010 at Berea, Ohio
Baldwin Wallace University 5, Heidelberg 1
1. Alex Trzeciak (BW-M) def. Bobby Lochotzki (HEID) 6-1, 6-2
2. Matt Lachman (BW-M) vs. Cliff Goetz (HEID) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
3. Andy Redd (BW-M) vs. Bradley Cerveny (HEID) 6-1, 1-5, unfinished
4. Joe Horvath (BW-M) def. Dylan Booth (HEID) 6-0, 6-0
5. Sam Burris (BW-M) vs. Patrick Ryan Earl (HEID) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished
6. Bobby Irwin (BW-M) def. Miles Yetter (HEID) 6-0, 6-0
1. Cliff Goetz/Bobby Lochotzki (HEID) def. Matt Lachman/Andy Redd (BW-M) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Alex Trzeciak/Taylor Long (BW-M) def. Patrick Ryan Earl/Miles Yetter (HEID) 8-2
3. Joe Horvath/Tyler Beaton (BW-M) def. Bradley Cerveny/Dylan Booth (HEID) 8-4
2010 OAC Tournament Quarterfinals
#3 Baldwin Wallace vs. #6 Heidelberg