Men's Tennis Defeats Muskingum To Open Conference Play

Senior Nate Fockler
Senior Nate Fockler

NEW CONCORD, Ohio - - Mount Union's men's tennis team opened up Ohio Athletic Conference Play with a 9-0 defeat of Muskingum Saturday afternoon in New Concord, Ohio. 

With the win, Mount Union has now win five straight matches and improves to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the OAC, while Muskingum falls to 0-3 and 0-2 in the conference. 

The Purple Raiders won all six of its singles matches 6-0, 6-0 and won all three of its doubles matches 8-0. 

Sophomore Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) was victorious in his no. 6 singles match over Gene Montgomery to improve his singles record on the season to 9-0. His nine singles victories lead the Raiders this season. 

The doubles pairing of brothers senior Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) and sophomore Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) defeated Dale De Fluiter and Parker Abraham in the no. 1 position to improve their doubles record to 8-2 on the season, which leads the team. 

Mount Union returns to action Friday when it hosts Otterbein at 1:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Muskingum
Mar 23, 2013 at New Concord, Ohio
Mount Union 9, Muskingum 0
Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Dale De Fluiter (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Parker Abraham (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Malcolm Leake (MTU) def. John Barr (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Ben Windland (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Gene Montgomery (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Matt Allen (MUSKM) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Dale De Fluiter/Parker Abraham (MUSKM) 8-0
2. Patrick Yackmack/Malcolm Leake (MTU) def. John Barr/Ben Windland (MUSKM) 8-0
3. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Gene Montgomery/Matt Allen (MUSKM) 8-0
Muskingum 0-3, 0-2 OAC
Mount Union 9-1, 1-0 OAC