GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Grove City (Pa.) (3-5), 8-1, on the road Wednesday night at the Walter-Zbell Tennis Courts.
The Purple Raiders (6-3) swept the doubles competition as the duo of sophomores Justin Kelley (Uniontown/Lake) and Antonio Massucci (Ashtabula/St. John) allowed just a point, winning 8-1. Kelley also secured a shutout in one of his singles sets with scores of 6-0 and 6-2.
Junior Jacob Barton (Madison) also blanked his singles opponent in the first set, 6-0, and went on to win the second, 6-4.
Mount Union begin Ohio Athletic Conference competition at Saturday, March 23 as the host Otterbein at the Whitehill Tennis Courts for a 1 p.m. start.
Mount Union 8, Grove City (Pa.) 1
1. Robert Cross (MTU) def. Karsten Lagerquist (GRO) 6-3, 6-2
2. Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Edward Doyle (GRO) 6-1, 6-2
3. Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Paul Hodge (GRO) 6-1, 6-2
4. Justin Kelley (MTU) def. Miguel Esteban (GRO) 6-0, 6-2
5. Jacob Barton (MTU) def. Alex Kidd (GRO) 6-0, 6-4
6. Andrew Rodenbeck (GRO) def. Tyler Tareshawty (MTU) 6-0, 6-4
1. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Karsten Lagerquist/Paul Hodge (GRO) 8-5
2. Justin Kelley/Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Edward Doyle/Andrew Rodenbeck (GRO) 8-1
3. Jacob Barton/Scott Fletcher (MTU) def. Graham Shuman/Miguel Estenban (GRO) 8-5