Men’s Tennis Returns from Spring Break with Sweep of Presidents

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher)
Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher)

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's tennis team returned to action Tuesday afternoon for the first time since last week's trip to Hilton Head, S.C. with a 9-0 win over Washington and Jefferson at Whitehill Tennis Courts.

The Purple Raiders (6-4) had earned three previous victories this season by a score of 8-1, but this was their first sweep.

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) defeated Christopher Fadil, 6-4, 5-7, 12-10, as he moved up to No. 4 singles. He also teamed with Zach Nelson (Alliance/Marlington) to earn an 8-4 victory in No. 3 doubles.

Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) added a win at first singles against Samuel Miller, 1-0; Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) won the No. 2 match over Shihao Liang, 6-1, 7-5; Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) defeated Renato Popovic, 6-1, 4-6, 10-4, at third singles; Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) bested Bradley Jurik, 6-2, 7-5, at No. 5 singles; and Nelson topped Craig Kornick, 6-0, 6-3, in sixth singles.

In doubles play, Fockler and Swope defeated Miller and Liang, 8-0, in first doubles while Yackmack and Looker beat Popovic and Kornick, 8-3, in No. 2 doubles.

Mount Union will return to action on Saturday, March 24, when it opens Ohio Athletic Conference play against Muskingum at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) vs Mount Union
Mar 13, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 9, Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 0

Singles competition:
1. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Samuel Miller (W&J) 1-0
2. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Shihao Liang (W&J) 6-1, 7-5
3. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Renato Popovic (W&J) 6-1, 4-6, 10-4
4. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Christopher Fadil (W&J) 6-4, 5-7, 12-10
5. Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Bradley Jurik (W&J) 6-2, 7-5
6. Zach Nelson (MTU) def. Craig Kornick (W&J) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Nick Fockler/Ben Swope (MTU) def. Samuel Miller/Shihao Liang (W&J) 8-0
2. Patrick Yackmack/Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Renato Popovic/Craig Kornick (W&J) 8-3
3. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) def. Christopher Fadil/Bradley Jurik (W&J) 8-4

Mount Union 6-4
Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 1-1