Men's Tennis Finishes Weekend at Vredevelt Invite
Howard Scott, UWGB (MVP)
Adam Krull, Xavier
Ryan Bandy, Notre Dame
Leopold Islinger, UWGB
Kenneth Sabacinski, Notre Dame
Alex Lawson, Notre Dame
Michael Fredericka, Notre Dame
Michael Tenzer, UWGB
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team concluded its weekend at the 2013 Jack Vredevelt Invite with a solid final push, going 3-3 in singles play and also splitting their four doubles matches for the day. The Broncos will be back in action next week at the Purdue Fall Invitational.
Andrew Cahn went 2-0 for the Broncos on Sunday, cruising in his singles match-up and teaming with freshman Zach Phillips for a doubles victory as well. Cahn was sharp in his morning singles match, finishing off Xavier's Matt Bishop 6-0, 6-1 in relatively quick fashion at Sorensen Courts. Cahn and Phillips took care of business against another pair of Musketeers in the afternoon doubles session, downing Freddy Abunku and Brian Carman 8-4 at West Hills Athletic Club; the duo worked in quick fashion, ranking as the second doubles team to come off the court for the Broncos.
The first doubles team to come off the court for the Broncos was the pairing of Nadin Indre and Marc Shideler, who won a short doubles match against Xavier's Bishop and Zach Mueck. Indre and Shideler took control of match through a strong return game, beating the Musketeers' pair 8-2.
Pablo Mora picked up an impressive singles win against Abunku, winning a marathon second-set tiebreaker to take the match 6-0, 7-6 (7), but the marathon match of the day belonged to Jimmy Beckwith. Beckwith came back from 6-3 in a first set tiebreaker against Illinois State's Rolando Torrellas to win 7-6 (6), but fell to Torrellas in a second set tiebreaker after leading as well. Beckwith raced out to a lead and beat Torrellas in the third set super tiebreaker, winning the match 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 1-0 (5).
Gold Singles (3 pts.)
Bandy (ND) def. Indre (WMU) 6-3, 7-5
Black Singles (2 pts.)
Cahn (WMU) def. Bishop (XU) 6-1, 6-0
Mora (WMU) def. Abunku (XU) 6-0, 7-6 (7)
Beckwith (WMU) def. Torrellas (ISU) 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 1-0 (5)
Brown Singles (1 pt.)
Isaaks (UWGB) def. Phillips (WMU) 6-2, 6-2
Ford (CSU) def. Hamilton (WMU) 6-4, 6-4
Gold Doubles, Session I (2 pts.)
Indre/Shideler (WMU) def. Mueck/Bishop (XU) 8-2
Black Doubles, Session I (1 pt.)
Cahn/Phillips (WMU) def. Abunku/Carman (XU) 8-4
Islinger/Isaaks (UWGB) def. Beckwith/Payne (WMU) 8-5
Kuelker/Marks (CSU) def. Hamilton/Mora (WMU) 8-4