Men's Tennis: Mount Union Drops Close One to Eastern Nazarene

Men's Tennis: Mount Union Drops Close One to Eastern Nazarene

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Mount Union men's tennis team dropped a close match to Eastern Nazarene (Mass.) 5-4 on Wednesday at the Evian Tennis Center.

The Purple Raiders secured a win in doubles with the pairing of Robert Cross (North Canton /Hoover) and Zach Teffner (Cortland/Lakeview) as they defeated ENC's Santiago Camero and Laurent Ruttkowski by a score of 8-5.

In singles, Cross secured his second win alongside Jackson Schneider (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) and Antonio Massucci (Ashtabula/St. John). Cross and Massucci both won in their matches' third set.

Now 4-2, Mount Union will next play Lebanon Valley (Pa.) on Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 a.m. at Chaplin Park Tennis Center.


Eastern Nazarene 5, Mount Union 4

Singles competition:
1. Jackson Schneider (MTU) def. Alex Partyka (ENC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Robert Cross (MTU) def. Henry Siercke (ENC) 7-6, 5-7, 10-7
3. Laurent Ruttkowski (ENC) def. Zach Teffner (MTU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Santiago Camero (ENC) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
5. Julius Opaschowski (ENC) def. Mark Beebe (MTU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Kyle Pierson (ENC) def. Kyle Hicken (MTU) 6-2, 6-1


Double competition:
1. Alex Partyka/Henry Siercke (ENC) def. Mark Beebe/Jackson Schneider (MTU) 8-3
2. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Santiago Camero/Laurent Ruttkowski (ENC) 8-5
3. Julius Opaschowski/Kyle Pierson (ENC) def. Kyle Hicken/Jacob Labonte (MTU) 9-8