March 13, 2012

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

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

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

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