Men's Tennis Falls To Otterbein In Conference Home Opener

Men's Tennis Falls To Otterbein In Conference Home Opener

ALLIANCE, Ohio - - Mount Union's men's tennis team fell 5-4 to Otterbein in its Ohio Athletic Conference home opener Friday afternoon at Whitehill Tennis Courts. 

With the victory, Otterbein improves to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 9-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference. 

In the match, Mount Union won three of the six singles matches and one of the three doubles matches. 

Sophomore Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) recorded two victories on the day as he defeated Jake Devore 6-3, 6-2 in the number five singles match and was paired with freshman Josh Duerr (Uniontown/Lake) as they defeated Tyler Gibbons and Jacob DeVore 9-8 (7-4 in tiebreak) in the number three doubles position. 

Junior Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) was victorious in the longest match of the afternoon as he defeated Zach McDivitt in the number four singles match 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (7-1 in the tiebreak). 

Mount Union returns to action next Saturday when its hosts Baldwin Wallace at 1:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
Otterbein vs Mount Union
Mar 29, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio
Otterbein 5, Mount Union 4
Singles competition:
1. Will Willson (OTT) def. Nate Fockler (MTU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Ryan Shutt (OTT) def. Nick Fockler (MTU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
3. David Seckel (OTT) def. Malcolm Leake (MTU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Zach McDivitt (OTT) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
5. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Jacob DeVore (OTT) 6-3, 6-2
6. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Kevin Adell (OTT) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition:
1. Will Willson/David Seckel (OTT) def. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) 8-3
2. Ryan Shutt/Zach McDivitt (OTT) def. Patrick Yackmack/Malcolm Leake (MTU) 8-4
3. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Tyler Gibbons/Jacob DeVore (OTT) 9-8
Mount Union 9-2, 1-1 OAC
Otterbein 8-3, 1-0 OAC