Nick Fockler Sets Single-Season Doubles Mark as Men’s Tennis Tames Marietta

Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover)
Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover)

MARIETTA, Ohio—Freshman Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) won his school-record 18th doubles match of the season as the Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Marietta, 8-1, at the Beren Tennis Center on Monday.

The Purple Raiders (12-7, 5-3 OAC) won two of three doubles points before sweeping through singles play in their victory over the Pioneers.

Fockler broke the freshman record on Saturday and his 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles with his brother, Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover), this afternoon gave him his 18th doubles victory of the season, surpassing Jeff McQuate (1999-00) for the single-season record. The Focklers are now 17-1 as a tandem on the season, and Nick also has a doubles win with Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin).

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) joined the Focklers as dual winners, picking up wins at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with Zach Nelson (Alliance/Marlington). Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg), Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), and Swope also had singles wins for the Raiders.

Mount Union can clinch a home match in the opening round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a win in the regular season finale against Wilmington on Saturday.

Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Marietta
Apr 23, 2012 at Marietta, Ohio

Mount Union 8, Marietta 1

Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Teddy Daub (MAR) 6-3, 6-3
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Dave Koscielny (MAR) 6-0, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Andy Knauff (MAR) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Karl Grant (MAR) 6-3, 6-3
5. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Tyler Pullekines (MAR) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Taimur Ahmed (MAR) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0

Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Teddy Daub/Dave Koscielny (MAR) 8-3
2. Karl Grant/Andy Knauff (MAR) def. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (MTU) 9-8
3. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) def. Taimur Ahmed/Ryan Gontero (MAR) 8-5

Marietta 7-6, 2-5 OAC
Mount Union 12-7, 5-3 OAC