Men's Tennis Completes First Day at Vredevelt Invite
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team completed the first day at the 2013 Jack Vredevelt Invite, with several Broncos earning their first wins of the 2013-14 season - and in one case, the first win of their career.
The Broncos began the day in doubles play, with one pairing of Broncos and another pairing including a Bronco picking up wins. The doubles duo of Andrew Cahn and Pablo Mora earned the first doubles win of the year for the Broncos, beating Xavier's pairing of Rob Torsch and Jeremy Schneider 8-3. Marc Shideler also picked up a doubles win, teaming with Cleveland State's Matt Ford to beat Green Bay's Marius Merz and Leopold Islinger 8-6.
In singles play, the Broncos' nationally-ranked Nadin Indre soundly defeated his opponent, with the 124th-ranked player in the country beating Zach Mueck 6-1, 6-2 in the Gold Flight Singles. Conversely, one of the Bronco newcomers earned his first collegiate victory, with Zach Phillips defeating Green Bay's Michael Tebon in a three-set nailbiter; Phillips took the first set before dropping a second set tiebreaker, but bore down and won the match 6-4, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (9).
Gold Doubles (2 pts.)
Shabib/Van Der Vloet (CSU) def. Indre/Beckwith (WMU) 8-6
Krull/Moe (XU) def. Payne/Phillips (WMU) 8-6
Brown Doubles (1 pt.)
Leto/Tebon (UWGB) def. Greiner/Hamilton (WMU) 8-6
Ford/Shideler (CSU/WMU) def. Islinger/Merz (UWGB) 8-6
Brown Singles (1 pt.)
Marks (CSU) def. Matt Hamilton (WMU) 6-4, 6-4
Zach Phillips (WMU) def. Tebon (UWGB) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (9)