ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's tennis team suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat to Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference match Tuesday on the Whitehill Courts on campus.
The Purple Raiders fall to 9-6 overall and 3-3 in the OAC while Ohio Northern stays unbeaten in OAC matches at 5-0 and 11-6 overall.
Mount Union got off to a 2-1 lead with a pair of wins in doubles from Robert Cross (North Canton / Hoover) and Zach Teffner (Cortland / Lakeview) at No. 1 and Jacob Barton (Madison) and Scott Fletcher (Canton / GlenOak) at No. 3.
Ohio Northern then won four of the six singles matches with Raiders almost forced third sets from Cross at No. 1, Teffner at No. 2 and Tyler Tareshawty (Canfield) at No. 6.
Mount Union's two wins came from Antonio Massucci (Ashtabula / St. John) who rallied to win second and third sets at No. 3 and Barton at No. 5.
The Raiders finish the regular season against Baldwin Wallace next Wed., Apr. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Alliance.
Tennis Match Results
Ohio Northern vs Mount Union
Apr 16, 2019 at Alliance, Ohio
Ohio Northern 5, Mount Union 4
1. Vinh Thai (ONUM) def. Robert Cross (MTU) 6-3, 7-6
2. Noah Elliott (ONUM) def. Zach Teffner (MTU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Antonio Massucci (MTU) def. Hoang Do (ONUM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. Zach Beaschler (ONUM) def. Justin Kelley (MTU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jacob Barton (MTU) def. Andrew Cochran (ONUM) 6-2, 7-5
6. Connor Christian (ONUM) def. Tyler Tareshawty (MTU) 6-2, 7-6
1. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) def. Vinh Thai/Noah Elliott (ONUM) 8-6
2. Hoang Do/Zach Beaschler (ONUM) def. Antonio Massucci/Justin Kelley (MTU) 8-6
3. Jacob Barton/Scott Fletcher (MTU) def. Andrew Cochran/Connor Christian (ONUM) 8-7
Mount Union 9-6, 3-3 OAC
Ohio Northern 11-6, 5-0 OAC