BEXLEY, Ohio—Mount Union's men's tennis team got a crucial 6-3 win over Capital Wednesday night as the team seeks a home match in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament next month.
Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) was one of three Purple Raiders who were victorious in both singles and doubles action against the Crusaders. Yackmack defeated Tommy Stein, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 singles and paired with Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) to beat Stein and Adrian Tolentino at second doubles, 9-7.
Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) and Swope were the other Raiders that earned multiple wins in the match. Fockler won at No. 1 singles and teamed with his brother, Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover), to win at first doubles. Swope won at No. 4 singles to accompany his doubles win with Yackmack.
Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) earned the final point of the match for the Raiders at fifth singles.
Mount Union will be back in action on Saturday when Heidelberg pays a visit to Alliance for a 1 pm starting time.
Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Capital
04/18/12 at Columbus, Ohio
Mount Union 6, Capital 3
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. John Murray (CAPM) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 10-7
2. Kenny Duncan (CAPM) def. Nick Fockler (MTU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Tommy Stein (CAPM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Doug Gugel-Bryant (CAPM) 6-1, 6-3
5. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Josh Dotson (CAPM) 6-2, 7-5
6. Adrian Tolentino (CAPM) def. Jeff Looker (MTU) 7-5, 3-6, 10-5
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. John Murray/Kenny Duncan (CAPM) 8-4
2. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (MTU) def. Tommy Stein/Adrian Tolentino (CAPM) 9-7
3. Doug Gugel-Bryant/Josh Dotson (CAPM) def. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) 8-4
Capital 5-16, 1-4 OAC
Mount Union 10-7, 3-3 OAC