Men's Tennis: Purple Raiders Beat Franciscan on the Road

Sophomore Matt Bringman
Sophomore Matt Bringman

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- The Mount Union men's tennis team beat Franciscan University 7-2 Monday afternoon in a non-conference match on the road. 

The Purple Raiders improve to 6-3, while Franciscan falls to 1-8. 

Mount Union won all but one singles match to earn five points and lead the Barons 5-1 as the teams headed into doubles play. 

Freshmen Robert Cross (North Canton/Hoover) and Zach Teffner (Cortland/Lakeview) beat Franciscan's David Freytag and Connor Jooste in doubles position two, while junior Kyle Hicken (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) and sophomore Matt Bringman (Strongsville/Strongsville) defeated Jack Galla and Walter Matt in third doubles to earn the Raiders' final two points. 

The Purple Raiders will host Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Mount Union's Whitehill Tennis Courts. 


Tennis Match Results: Mount Union vs Franciscan University, Mar 20, 2017
Mount Union 7, Franciscan University 2

Singles competition:
1. Rob DeMarco (MTUM) def. Jarek Sulak (FRAN) 6-0, 6-2
2. Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. John Gallagher (FRAN) 6-4, 7-6, 8-6
3. Robert Cross (MTUM) def. David Freytag (FRAN) 6-1, 6-7, 8-6
4. Zach Teffner (MTUM) def. Connor Jooste (FRAN) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jack Galla (FRAN) def. Kyle Hicken (MTUM) 6-2, 6-3
6. Matt Bringman (MTUM) def. Walter Matt (FRAN) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7

Doubles competition:
1. Jarek Sulak/John Gallagher (FRAN) def. Rob DeMarco/Jackson Schneider (MTUM) 8-4
2. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTUM) def. David Freytag/Connor Jooste (FRAN) 8-5
3. Kyle Hicken/Matt Bringman (MTUM) def. Jack Galla/Walter Matt (FRAN) 8-6

Notes: Franciscan University 1-8, Mount Union 6-3