Broncos Battle at Bobby Bayliss Invitational
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team completed the first day at the Bobby Bayliss Invitational hosted by Notre Dame, winning four of eight singles matches and stealing a doubles win on Friday. The team will return to action on Saturday morning.
Ruben Greiner, coming off a win in the Flight B Singles at the Purdue Fall Invitational, defeated Notre Dame's Billy Pecor in his first singles match of the tournament, winning 6-4, 5-6 (7), 6-5 (9). Greiner maintains the second-best singles record on the team, trailing just Nadin Indre in that listing.
Sophomore Michael Treis was the only Bronco to earn a pair of wins on Friday, downing both his opponent in singles play as well as his opponents in doubles. Treis teamed with Pablo Mora to beat perennial pest Cleveland State on Friday, beating Jorg Van Der Vloet and Matt Ford 8-6 in the doubles session. Treis was also successful in his singles match, beating the Vikings' Manuel Bellutti 6-4, 6-2 in the nightcap to close a perfect 2-0 day. The win against Bellutti marked the first singles win of the season for Treis.
Along with Greiner and Treis, two other Broncos were successful in singles competition on Friday. Jimmy Beckwith survived a tight second set with Michigan State's Doug Zade before beating the junior 6-1, 6-5 (3) to clinch the match, while freshman Matt Hamilton defeated the Vikings' Nolan Marks 5-6 (7), 6-0, 6-3 in a three-set nailbiter.
Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Pecor (ND) 6-4, 5-6 (7), 6-5 (9)
Michael Treis (WMU) def. Manuel Bellutti (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
Dougie Barnard (ND) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Jimmy Beckwith (WMU) def. Zade (MSU) 6-1, 6-5 (3)
Joe VanMeter (CSU) def. Zach Phillips (WMU) 6-4, 6-1
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Nolan Marks (CSU) 5-6 (7), 6-0, 6-3
Wyatt McCoy (ND) def. #124 Nadin Indre (WMU) 6-1, 6-4
Montoya (ND) def. Andrew Cahn (WMU) 6-2, 6-5
Frias (UL) def. Stephen Payne (WMU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Pecor/Hagar (ND) def. Indre/Cahn (WMU) 8-2
Zade/Pfister (WMU) def. Phillips/Greiner (WMU) 8-2
Bellutti/Marks (CSU) def. Payne/Beckwith (WMU) 8-5
Treis/Mora (WMU) def. Van Der Vloet/Ford (CSU) 8-6
Fredericka/Montoya (ND) def. Shideler/Hamilton (WMU) 8-2