Men's Tennis Defeats Washington and Jefferson

Sophomore Nick Fockler
Sophomore Nick Fockler

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - - Mount Union's men's tennis team defeated Washington and Jefferson (Pa.) 9-0 in a non-conference tennis match Wednesday afternoon in Washington, Pennsylvania. 

With the victory, Mount Union improves to 10-2 on the season, while Washington and Jefferson falls to 3-2. 

Sophomore Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) remained undefeated and recorded his 11th singles victory of the season as he defeated Shihao Liang 6-1, 6-4 in the number four position. 

Junior Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) and freshman Dominic Marino (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls) both remained undefeated in singles matches this season as they defeated Kevin Blakley 6-0, 6-0 in the number three position and Gadwin Stewart 6-0, 6-1 in the number five position respectively. 

Senior Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) and sophomore Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) recorded their ninth doubles victory of the season as they defeated the pairing of Samuel Miller and Christopher Fadil 8-3 in the number one position. 

Mount Union's next match is Saturday when they host Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Baldwin Wallace at 1:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Washington & Jefferson
Apr 03, 2013 at Washington, Pa.
Mount Union 9, Washington & Jefferson 0
Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Renato Popovic (W&J) 6-2, 6-2
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Dane Thomas (W&J) 6-1, 6-0
3. Malcolm Leake (MTU) def. Christopher Fadil (W&J) 6-1, 6-0
4. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Kevin Blakley (W&J) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Shihao Liang (W&J) 6-1, 6-4
6. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Gadwin Stewart (W&J) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition:
1. Nick Fockler/Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Samuel Miller/Christopher Fadil (W&J) 8-3
2. Malcolm Leake/Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Renato Popovic/Kevin Blakley (W&J) 8-1
3. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Shihao Liang/Dane Thomas (W&J) 8-2
Washington & Jefferson 3-3
Mount Union 10-2
T-3:00  A-50