Men’s Tennis Wallops Wilmington; Hosts OAC Tournament Quarterfinal Wednesday

Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin)
Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin)

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's tennis team took care of Wilmington, 9-0, in its regular season finale Saturday afternoon inside the Peterson Fieldhouse in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders (13-7, 6-3) won every set of the match as they extended their winning streak to four heading into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) was impressive in winning a pair of matches. He defeated Killian Cummings, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 singles and teamed with Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) for an 8-1 win at second doubles over Connor LaVelle and Jon Asher.

Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) continued his historic freshman season with another pair of wins. He won his school-record 19th doubles match along with brother Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover), 8-1, over Justin Arehart and Josh Kincaid. Nick also defeated LaVelle, 6-1, 6-2, for his team-leading 16th singles win.

Mount Union will host an OAC Tournament Quarterfinals match on Wednesday, May 2 at 3:30 pm against a to-be-determined opponent.

Tennis Match Results
Wilmington vs Mount Union
Apr 28, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio

Mount Union 9, Wilmington 0

Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Justin Arehart (WILM-M) 6-1, 6-2
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Connor LaVelle (WILM-M) 6-1, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Josh Kincaid (WILM-M) 6-2, 6-1
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Killian Cummings (WILM-M) 6-1, 6-1
5. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Cullen Corcoran (WILM-M) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Jon Asher (WILM-M) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Justin Arehart/Josh Kincaid (WILM-M) 8-1
2. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (MTU) def. Connor LaVelle/Jon Asher (WILM-M) 8-1
3. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) def. Killian Cummings/Cullen Corcoran (WILM-M) 8-1

Mount Union 13-7, 6-3 OAC
Wilmington 0-12, 0-9 OAC