Men's Tennis Picks Up Road Win at Thiel

Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg)
Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg)

GREENVILLE, Pa.--The Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Thiel (Pa.), 8-1, in its first road match of the season Tuesday evening. 

Brothers Nate and Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) opened the match with victory at No. 1 doubles as the Purple Raiders swept the three doubles matches. Nate, a junior, then won No. 1 singles while Nick, a freshman, won No. 2 singles.

Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg), Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin), and Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) also earned singles victories for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union returns to action Thursday when they travel to Erie, Pa. to take on Penn State-Behrend. The match was rescheduled from last Friday.


Mount Union 8, Thiel 1
Oct 04, 2011 at Greenville, Pa. (Thiel Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Nate Fockler (UMU) def. Richard Parks (THI) 6-3, 2-6, 10-2
2. Nick Fockler (UMU) def. Collin McAndrew (THI) 6-2, 6-1
3. Patrick Yackmack (UMU) def. Jian Long Zheng (THI) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ben Swope (UMU) def. Daniel Dunlevy (THI) 6-1, 6-0
5. Drew LeGendre (UMU) def. Shinjiro Todaka (THI) 6-0, 6-1
6. Shun Kogai (THI) def. Naoya Kitamura (UMU) 6-4, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (UMU) def. Richard Parks/Collin McAndrew (THI) 8-4
2. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (UMU) def. Jian Long Zheng/Daniel Dunlevy (THI) 8-1
3. Naoya Kitamura/Marcus Suffolk (UMU) def. Shinjiro Todaka/Shun Kogai (THI) 8-3


Match Notes
Mount Union 1-1
Thiel 0-1