Men's Tennis: Raiders Swept in Spring Trip Opener

Robert Cross (Photo by: Emily Swisher)
Robert Cross (Photo by: Emily Swisher)

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Mount Union men's tennis team was swept by Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 9-0 in their spring season opening match Sunday morning at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Club.

The Purple Raiders fall to 3-2 overall while the Lawrence Tech Blue Devils improve to 3-6. 

Mount Union fell behind early getting swept in doubles competition. Senior Robert Cross (North Canton / Hoover) suffered a loss by a tie-breaker in No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-4, 10-3, while the rest of the singles were sweeps.

The Raiders return to action in Hilton Head, S.C. Tuesday, March 10 taking on Gordon (Mass.) at 8:30 a.m.

RESULTS:

Doubles Competition:

  1. Alexander Tammaro/Alex Fernandez-Rajal (LTU) def. Robert Cross/Zach Teffner (MTU) 8-4
  2. Lukas Obel/William Burgess (LTU) def. Justin Kelley/Jacob Barton (MTU) 8-4
  3. Nicolas Damotta/Pedro Garcia-Orellana (LTU) def. Andrew Rosedale/Andrew McMillen (MTU) 8-2

Singles Competition:

  1. Alexander Tammaro (LTU) def. Robert Cross (MTU) 6-3, 6-4, 10-3
  2. Pedro Garcia-Orellana (LTU) def. Jacob Barton (MTU) 6-1, 6-2
  3. Alex Fernandez-Rajal (LTU) def. Zach Teffner (MTU) 6-2, 6-2
  4. William Burgess (LTU) def. Justin Kelley (MTU) 6-1, 6-1
  5. Lukas Obel (LTU) def. Andrew Rosedale (MTU) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Nicolas Damotta (LTU) def. Andrew McMillen (MTU) 6-0, 6-0