Men's Tennis: Mount Union Defeats Heidelberg in OAC Quarterfinal Match

Senior Jeff Williams earned the deciding point for the Raiders Tuesday (Photo by Jenna Snider).
Senior Jeff Williams earned the deciding point for the Raiders Tuesday (Photo by Jenna Snider).

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's tennis team defeated Heidelberg University 5-0 Tuesday night in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals in the Peterson Fieldhouse at Mount Union. 

Mount Union improves to 15-4 on the season, while Heidelberg finishes at 3-14. 

The Purple Raiders swept doubles play with scores of 8-1, 8-1 and 8-0 to earn three match points and lead Heidelberg 3-0 as the teams went into singles play. 

Junior Jackson Schneider (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) defeated Heidelberg's Porus Shroff in second singles, while senior Jeff Williams (Cleveland Heights/Lakewood St. Edward) earned the fifth and deciding point after beating Dan Driscoll in third position. 

The 5-0 win was the final home match for Mount Union's seniors, as the team next plays in the OAC Tournament semifinals against the winner of the #3 Baldwin Wallace/#6 Ohio Northern match on Friday, May 5 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. 


Tennis Match Results: Heidelberg vs Mount Union, May 02, 2017 at University of Mount Union
Mount Union 5, Heidelberg 0

Singles competition:
1. Rob DeMarco (MTUM) vs. Benjamin Moore (HEIDM) 6-1, 4-0, unfinished
2. Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Porus Shroff (HEIDM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jeff Williams (MTUM) def. Dan Driscoll (HEIDM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Robert Cross (MTUM) vs. Paul Claymier (HEIDM) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished
5. Zach Teffner (MTUM) vs. Tate Schoen (HEIDM) unfinished
6. Kyle Hicken (MTUM) vs. Alex Sprague (HEIDM) unfinished

Doubles competition:
1. Rob DeMarco/Jackson Schneider (MTUM) def. Dan Driscoll/Tate Schoen (HEIDM) 8-1
2. Jeff Williams/Robert Cross (MTUM) def. Paul Claymier/Benjamin Moore (HEIDM) 8-1
3. Zach Teffner/Matt Bringman (MTUM) def. Porus Shroff/Alex Sprague (HEIDM) 8-0

Notes: Mount Union 15-4, Heidelberg 3-14
T-2:00  A-27
OAC Tournament Quarterfinal Match Order of Finish: Doubles #3, Doubles #1, Doubles #2, Singles #2, Singles #3