Men's Tennis: Raiders Now 4-0 in Conference Play with 8-1 Victory over Ohio Northern

Robert Cross
Robert Cross

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's tennis team won their sixth straight match in an 8-1 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Ohio Northern (7-6, 1-1 OAC) Saturday afternoon.

The Purple Raiders (10-2, 4-0 OAC) won two out of three doubles matches in the pairings of Robert Cross (North Canton/Glenoak) and Zach Teffner (Cortland/Lakeview) 8-4, and Antonio Massucci (Ashtabula/St. John) and Jacob Labonte (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) 9-7.

Mark Beebe (Chardon/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Justin Kelley (Uniontown/Lake) came close in their 9-8 doubles loss after falling in the tie breaker 7-4.

Mount Union proceeded to sweep the singles matches with Cross and Kyle Hicken (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) winning their matches in competitive third sets.

Continuing their home stand, Mount Union faces Marietta on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.


Mount Union 8, Ohio Northern 1

Singles competition:
1. Robert Cross (MTU) def. Vinh Thai (ONUM) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
2. Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Hoang Do (ONUM) 7-6, 6-2
3. Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Connor Christian (ONUM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Mark Beebe (MTU) def. Tim Kargl (ONUM) 7-6, 7-6
5. Justin Kelley (MTU) def. Jake Abbott (ONUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Cody Hurley (ONUM) 6-7, 6-4, 10-4

Doubles competition:
1. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Vinh Thai/Hoang Do (ONUM) 8-4
2. Connor Christian/Jake Abbott (ONUM) def. Mark Beebe/Justin Kelley (MTU) 9-8
3. Antonio Massucci/Jacob Labonte (MTU) def. Tim Kargl/Cody Hurley (ONUM) 9-7

Mount Union 10-2, 4-0 OAC
Ohio Northern 7-6, 1-1 OAC