ALLIANCE, Ohio-- The Mount Union men's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive victory with a 6-3 win over Franciscan University in Alliance.
The Purple Raiders, now 8-3, came out of doubles leading 2-1 with Matt Bringman (Strongsville/Strongsville) and Jackson Schneider (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) winning at No.2 doubles and Bryce Payne (Ashville, N.Y./Panama Central) and Kyle Hicken (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) winning in a tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Mount Union was able to win four of six courts to secure the victory. Jeff Williams (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) trailed 2-5 in the first set before coming back to win the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6. He went on to win the match at the No. 2 single position. Hicken earned the fifth point and got the win for the Raiders.
Mount Union is back in action next Friday, Mar. 25, as they open OAC play on the road at Baldwin-Wallace.
Tennis Match Results
Franciscan University vs Mount Union
Mar 14, 2016 at WTC--Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 6, Franciscan University 3
1. Zachary Quiza (FU-M) def. Rob DeMarco (MTU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Jeff Williams (MTU) def. Jarek Sulak (FU-M) 7-6, 6-4
3. Jackson Schneider (MTU) def. John Gallagher (FU-M) 6-4, 6-2
4. David Freytag (FU-M) def. Matt Bringman (MTU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Richard Watson (FU-M) 6-4, 7-5
6. Tyler Tareshawty (MTU) def. Joseph Staniszewski (FU-M) 6-1, 6-4
1. Jarek Sulak/John Gallagher (FU-M) def. Rob DeMarco/Jeff Williams (MTU) 8-4
2. Jackson Schneider/Matt Bringman (MTU) def. Zachary Quiza/David Freytag (FU-M) 8-5
3. Bryce Payne/Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Richard Watson/Joseph Staniszewski (FU-M) 9-8
Mount Union 8-3
Franciscan University 1-7