Men's Tennis: Purple Raiders Finish Regular Season with Win Over Otterbein

Junior Kyle Hicken (Photo by Jenna Snider).
Junior Kyle Hicken (Photo by Jenna Snider).

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union men's tennis team finished its regular season with a 9-0 win over Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Otterbein University Saturday afternoon at Mount Union's Whitehill Tennis Courts.

The Purple Raiders finish the regular season with a 14-5 overall record and 7-1 in the OAC, while Otterbein falls to 10-9 and 4-2 in conference play. 

Junior Kyle Hicken (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) defeated Otterbein's Logan Sullivan 7-6 (7-2) and 6-2 in singles position five to earn a point for the Raiders.

Mount Union will next compete in the OAC Tournament, which begins Tuesday, May 2. The tournament bracket is yet to be released. 


Tennis Match Results: Otterbein vs Mount Union, Apr 22, 2017 at University of Mount Union
Mount Union 9, Otterbein 0

Singles competition:
1. Rob DeMarco (MTUM) def. Perry Williams (OTT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Tyler Wharton (OTT) 6-0, 6-2
3. Jeff Williams (MTUM) def. Derek Krieger (OTT) 7-5, 6-0
4. Robert Cross (MTUM) def. Juan Vera (OTT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Zach Teffner (MTUM) def. Riley Yost (OTT) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kyle Hicken (MTUM) def. Logan Sullivan (OTT) 7-2, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Rob DeMarco/Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Tyler Wharton/Derek Krieger (OTT) 8-4
2. Jeff Williams/Robert Cross (MTUM) def. Perry Williams/Cody Rawlings (OTT) 8-4
3. Zach Teffner/Matt Bringman (MTUM) def. Juan Vera/Logan Sullivan (OTT) 8-4

Notes:Mount Union 14-5, 7-1 OAC, Otterbein 10-9, 4-2 OAC