Men’s Tennis Advances To OAC Semifinals With Defeat Of John Carroll

Men’s Tennis Advances To OAC Semifinals With Defeat Of John Carroll

ALLIANCE, Ohio - - The number four seed Mount Union men's tennis team defeated the number five seed John Carroll 5-2 in an Ohio Athletic Conference quarterfinal match Tuesday afternoon at the Whitehill Tennis Courts. 

This is the first time since the 2009-10 season Mount Union has advanced to the conference tournament semifinals.

With the win, the Purple Raiders improve to 15-5 while John Carroll ends its season with a 5-13 record. 

The Raiders won two singles matches and three doubles matches on their way to the 5-2 victory. 

Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) recorded two wins on the afternoon for the Raiders as he defeated Eric Grimaldi 6-2, 6-3 in the no. 5 singles match and was paired with Josh Duerr (Uniontown/Lake) as they defeated Paul Olexa and Sawyer Dina 8-6 in the no. 3 doubles match. 

Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) secured the match for the Raiders with the team's fifth point as he defeated Peter Nemes 6-3, 6-1 in the no. 4 singles match 

Mount Union advances to the OAC tournament semifinals in Mason, Ohio where it will face the no. 1 seed Ohio Northern Friday at 1:00 p.m. 

Tennis Match Results
John Carroll vs Mount Union
Apr 30, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 5, John Carroll 2
Singles competition:
1. Ryan Mullaney (JCU-M) def. Nate Fockler (MTU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Sean Graham (JCU-M) 6-3, 6-1
3. Malcolm Leake (MTU) vs. Sawyer Dina (JCU-M) 6-2, 4-2, unfinished
4. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Peter Nemes (JCU-M) 6-3, 6-1
5. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Eric Grimaldi (JCU-M) 6-2, 6-3
6. Dominic Marino (MTU) vs. Paul Olexa (JCU-M) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished
Doubles competition:
1. Ryan Mullaney/Sean Graham (JCU-M) def. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) 9-7
2. Malcolm Leake/Dominic Marino (MTU) def. Eric Grimaldi/Peter Nemes (JCU-M) 8-2
3. Ben Swope/Josh Duerr (MTU) def. Paul Olexa/Sawyer Dina (JCU-M) 8-6
Mount Union 15-5
John Carroll 5-13