Men's Tennis: Mount Union Defeats Otterbein in Conference Opener 7-2

Mark Beebe (Photo by Rosalie Morrison)
Mark Beebe (Photo by Rosalie Morrison)

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Otterbein (6-5, 0-1 OAC) 7-2 in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener Monday evening.

The Purple Raiders (7-2, 1-0 OAC) won two out of three doubles matches in the pairings of Robert Cross (North Canton/Hoover) and Zach Teffner (Cortland/Lakeview), and Mark Beebe (Chardon/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Justin Kelley (Uniontown/Lake) with scores of 8-5 and 8-3, respectively.

Mount Union also won all but one singles match, as Beebe and Kyle Hicken (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) took both their matches to a third set.

Continuing OAC play, Mount Union will next travel to Berea, Ohio and play Baldwin Wallace on Friday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.

RESULTS

Mount Union 7, Otterbein 2

Singles competition:
1. Robert Cross (MTU) def. Connor Radune (OTT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Tyler Wharton (OTT) def. Zach Teffner (MTU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
3. Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Jamie Price (OTT) 7-5, 6-2
4. Mark Beebe (MTU) def. Juan Vera (OTT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
5. Justin Kelley (MTU) def. Riley Yost (OTT) 6-2, 6-4
6. Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Jared Deel (OTT) 6-3, 6-7, 11-9

Doubles competition:
1. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Connor Radune/Jared Deel (OTT) 8-5
2. Mark Beebe/Justin Kelley (MTU) def. Tyler Wharton/Juan Vera (OTT) 8-3
3. Riley Yost/Jamie Price (OTT) def. Jacob Labonte/Antonio Massucci (MTU) 9-7