Men's Tennis Defeats Edgewood

Senior Nate Fockler
Senior Nate Fockler

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - - Mount Union's men's tennis team defeated Edgewood (Wis.) 8-1 Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference tennis match in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

With the win, Mount Union has now won three straight matches and improves to 7-1 overall, while Edgewood falls to 1-14. 

Sophomore Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) picked up two victories on the afternoon as he defeated Eric Gavinski 6-0, 6-0 in the no. 2 singles match and was paired with his brother senior Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) as they defeated Tim Morgan and Gavinski 8-4 in the no. 1 doubles match. 

Sophomore Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and freshman Dominic Marino (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls) both remained undefeated in singles matches this season as Swope recorded a win over Ben Pratscher 6-1, 6-0 in the no. 4 position and Marino recorded a victory over Michael Wanta 6-3, 6-1 in the no. 5 position.

Swope has a record of 7-0 in singles matches this season while Marino has a record of 6-0. 

Mount Union returns to the court tomorrow when it faces Greenville (Ill.) at 9:00 a.m.   

Tennis Match Results
Edgewood College vs Mount Union
Mar 14, 2013 at Hilton Head, S.C.
Mount Union 8, Edgewood College 1
Singles competition:
1. Lagman, Patrick (EC) def. Nate Fockler (MTU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Gavinski, Eric (EC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Morgan, Tim (EC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Pratscher, Ben (EC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Wanta, Michael (EC) 6-3, 6-1
6. Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Thompson, Tyler (EC) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Morgan, Tim/Gavinski, Eric (EC) 8-4
2. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Lagman, Patrick/Wanta, Michael (EC) 8-3
3. Patrick Yackmack/Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Thompson, Tyler/Pratscher, Ben (EC) 8-2
Mount Union 7-1
Edgewood College 1-14