Broncos Prevail in Tight Match Against Vikings
WESTLAKE, Ohio - The Western Michigan men's tennis team squeaked past their opponent for their first road win of the season, as the Broncos defeated the Cleveland State Vikings 4-3 at the Paramount Tennis Club on Friday. With the win, the Broncos improve to 4-1 on the season.
The two teams were evenly matched in singles play, with both the Broncos and the Vikings taking three matches apiece in the singles session; the difference came in doubles play, with the Broncos controlling the extra point thanks to a three-match sweep. Nadin Indre, Ruben Greiner, and Jimmy Beckwith each went 2-0 on the day for the Broncos, winning their respective singles and doubles matches to seal the win over the Vikings.
Andrew Cahn and Michael Treis got things moving in the doubles session with a quick 6-1 win over Matt Kuelker and Andre Mick in the No. 2 doubles match, giving the Broncos the early edge. The final two doubles matches would be much closer, though the results were ultimately the same; Greiner and Beckwith paired up to beat Jorg Van der Vloet and Matt Ford 6-4 in the No. 3 doubles match, while Indre and Stephen Payne won a tiebreaker against Ali Shabib and Joe VanMeter in the No. 1 doubles match to win by a 6-5 score.
Singles, however, was much tighter, as the two teams traded singles wins throughout, and the Broncos ultimately required two third-set victories to close out the win. Indre won his fourth straight match at No. 1 singles with a three-set win over Van der Vloet, bouncing back from a second-set loss to shut Van der Vloet out in the third for a 6-5, 5-6, 6-0 win. Beckwith also required three sets to win his match, downing VanMeter 6-2, 5-6, 6-1 in the No. 4 singles match. Greiner was the only Bronco to win a match in straight sets, defeating Shabib thanks to a pair of tiebreakers in the No. 2 singles match.
Western Michigan 4, Cleveland State 3
1. Nadin Indre (WMU) def. VAN DER VLOET, Jorg (CSU) 6-5, 5-6, 6-0
2. Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. SHABIB, Ali (CSU) 6-5, 6-5
3. KUELKER, Matt (CSU) def. Andrew Cahn (WMU) 6-5, 6-3
4. Jim Beckwith (WMU) def. VANMETER, Joe (CSU) 6-2, 5-6, 6-1
5. BELLUTTI, Manuel (CSU) def. Michael Treis (WMU) 6-4, 6-3
6. MARKS, Nolan (CSU) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 1-6, 6-5, 6-2
1. Nadin Indre/Stephen Payne (WMU) def. SHABIB, Ali/VANMETER, Joe (CSU) 6-5
2. Andrew Cahn/Michael Treis (WMU) def. KUELKER, Matt/MICK, Andre (CSU) 6-1
3. Ruben Greiner/Jim Beckwith (WMU) def. VAN DER VLOET, Jorg/FORD, Matt (CSU) 6-4