Broncos Complete Second Day at Gopher Invitational
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team completed its third day of action at the Gopher Invitational hosted by Minnesota, with the doubles pairing of Marc Shideler and Pablo Mora picking up a win against Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos will conclude their stay at the tournament on Sunday morning.
Mora and Shideler picked up the sole win for the Broncos in doubles play on Saturday, defeating the Big Green's Erik Nordahl and Sam Todd in a relatively quick affair. Shideler and Mora picked up a break on their opponents and made their way to victory, defeating Nordahl and Todd 8-5 in an eight-game pro set. The win continued the Broncos' success in doubles play over the weekend, marking their fourth doubles win of the weekend against stiff competition.
The Broncos did not fare as well in singles play, failing to pick up a victory for the first time this year. There were several closes matches, however, with Andrew Cahn took a one-set lead on Dartmouth's Brandon DeBot before falling 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4). Jimmy Beckwith also pushed his opponent, the Big Green's Diego Pedraza, to a third set before falling 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7). Michael Treis posted the closest straight sets loss, pushing Todd to a tiebreaker in the first set and falling in a tight second set in losing 7-6 (4), 7-5. The doubles team of Zach Phillips and Matt Hamilton also fell in a tiebreaker, losing to Penn's Zach Lessen and Blaine Willenbord 8-7 (5).
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Chris Kipouras/Diego Pedraza (DART) def. Jimmy Beckwith/Ruben Greiner (WMU) 8-2
Marc Shideler/Pablo Mora (WMU) def. Erik Nordahl/Sam Todd (DART) 8-5
Zach Lessen/Blaine Willenborg (PENN) def. Matt Hamilton/Zach Phillips (WMU) 8-7 (5)