Men’s Tennis Defeats Marietta In Final Regular Season Home Match

Freshman Malcolm Leake
Freshman Malcolm Leake

ALLIANCE, Ohio  - - Mount Union's men's tennis team defeated Marietta 8-1 in its final regular season Ohio Athletic Conference home match Tuesday afternoon in the Petersen Field House. 

With the victory, Mount Union improves to 13-5 overall and 4-4 in the OAC while Marietta falls to 8-7 overall and 3-5 in league play. 

Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover), Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and Dominic Marino (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls) all recorded their team-leading 14th singles victory of the season in the match. 

Fockler defeated Alex Schaeffer 6-1, 7-5 in the no. 2 singles match, Swope defeated Karl Grant 6-2, 6-4 in the no. 5 singles match and Marino defeated Taimur Ahmed 6-3, 6-0 in the no. 6 singles match.

Malcolm Leake (Fremont/Fremont Ross) only conceded one point in his singles match as he defeated Teddy Daub 6-1, 6-0 in the no. 3 singles match. 

Mount Union returns to action Saturday when it travels to Wilmington for its regular season finale at 1:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
Marietta vs Mount Union
Apr 24, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 8, Marietta 1
Singles competition:
1. Ashton Whiteleather (MAR) def. Nate Fockler (MTU) 6-4, 7-6
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Alex Schaeffer (MAR) 6-1, 7-5
3. Malcolm Leake (MTU) def. Teddy Daub (MAR) 6-1, 6-0
4. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Andy Knauff (MAR) 6-2, 7-6
5. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Karl Grant (MAR) 6-2, 6-4
6. Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Taimur Ahmed (MAR) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Ashton Whiteleather/Alex Schaeffer (MAR) 8-1
2. Malcolm Leake/Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Teddy Daub/Karl Grant (MAR) 8-2
3. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Andy Knauff/Tanner Sigman (MAR) 8-4
Mount Union 13-5, 4-4 OAC
Marietta 8-7, 3-5 OAC