Men's Tennis Begins Spring Trip With Victory Over Fairleigh Dickinson

Junior Patrick Yackmack
Junior Patrick Yackmack

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - - Mount Union's men's tennis team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson (N.J.) 7-2 in the first of its four matches during its spring break trip. 

With the win, Mount Union improves to 5-1 on the season while Fairleigh Dickinson falls to 1-2. 

Junior Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) was victorious in both his singles and doubles match as he defeated AJ Warden 6-0, 6-0 in the no. 3 singles position and was paired with junior Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) in the no. 3 doubles position as they defeated Naser Mannan and Nikola Radovic 8-4. 

Sophomore Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) also recorded two wins on the day as he defeated Ryan Kearns 7-5, 7-5 in the no. 4 singles position and was paired with freshman Josh Duerr (Uniontown/Lake) as they defeated Mitch Gettis and Ryan Hurdes 8-3 in the no. 2 doubles position. 

Mount Union's next match will be Tuesday when it faces Juniata (Pa.) with the match scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Mount Union
Mar 10, 2013 at Hilton Head, S.C.
Mount Union 7, Farleigh Dickinson 2
Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Mitch Gettis (FDUM1213) 6-2, 6-2
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Naser Mannan (FDUM1213) 6-3, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. AJ Warden (FDUM1213) 6-0, 6-0
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Ryan Kearns (FDUM1213) 7-5, 7-5
5. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Nikola Radovic (FDUM1213) 6-0, 6-3
6. Kevin Kotsak (FDUM1213) def. Josh Duerr (MTU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
Doubles competition:
1. Ryan Kearns/AJ Warden (FDUM1213) def. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) 8-4
2. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Mitch Gettis/Ryan Hurdes (FDUM1213) 8-3
3. Patrick Yackmack/Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Naser Mannan/Nikola Radovic (FDUM1213) 8-4
Mount Union 5-1
Fairleigh Dickinson Dickinson 1-2