ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Baldwin Wallace 7-2 in its Ohio Athletic Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Mount Union's Whitehill Tennis Courts.
Mount Union improves to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in OAC play.
Senior Rob DeMarco (North Canton/Hoover) defeated Baldwin Wallace's (9-2, 0-1 OAC) Dominic Polifrone in first position singles to earn a point for the Purple Raiders, while he and junior Jackson Schneider (Oregon, Wisc./Oregon) defeated Polifrone and Matt Harris 8-1 in first position doubles.
In third position singles, senior Jeff Williams (Cleveland Heights/Lakewood St. Edward) earned a point for the Raiders after beating Baldwin Wallace's Harris in a back-and-forth battle. Williams won the first set 6-2, but Harris fought back to win the second, 6-4. Williams and Harris went into a singles tie-breaker where Williams ultimately beat out his opponent 7-6 to earn the Raiders' a match point.
Mount Union will next host conference opponent Heidelberg on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at Mount Union's Whitehill Tennis Courts.
Tennis Match Results: Baldwin Wallace vs Mount Union, Mar 25, 2017 at University of Mount Union
Mount Union 7, Baldwin Wallace 2
1. Rob DeMarco (MTUM) def. Dominic Polifrone (BWM) 6-1, 7-6, 10-6
2. Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Nathan Katz (BWM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Jeff Williams (MTUM) def. Matt Harris (BWM) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6
4. Robert Cross (MTUM) def. Brian Carano (BWM) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6
5. Zach Teffner (MTUM) def. Jake Liebler (BWM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jake Elbin (BWM) def. Kyle Hicken (MTUM) 6-2, 6-2
1. Rob DeMarco/Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Dominic Polifrone/Matt Harris (BWM) 8-1
2. Jeff Williams/Robert Cross (MTUM) def. Nathan Katz/Jake Liebler (BWM) 9-8
3. Brian Carano/Jake Elbin (BWM) def. Matt Bringman/Zach Teffner (MTUM) 9-8
Notes: Mount Union 8-3, Baldwin Wallace 9-2