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Men's Tennis News & Highlights

April 16, 2013

Williams Wins Twice; But Men Fall

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Grant Williams won at second doubles and second singles for the Eagles.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.- Grant Williams picked up wins in both his matches, but Eastern University Men's Tennis dropped a tough 7-2 home decision to the College at Florham Devils.

During the week, head coach Mark Spangler elected to shake up the doubles line-up, and in the early going, it seemed to work as Williams and Codie Todd picked up an 8-2 win at second doubles. The Eagles had started each of their last five matches down 0-3 after doubles.

"I felt pretty good coming out of the doubles," Spangler related, "Grant and Codie had good momentum and we gave ourselves a chance to win with the point at two."

With the match being played on two sets of courts, there was a delay in learning scores on the other court, but four of the five singles matches on Eastern's main courts went to three sets. The visiting Devils came out on top of three of them.

Dan Fowler won his first set 6-2, but he dropped the final two sets by 6-3 scores. After falling in his opening set,Tyler Schultz rallied to level the match, but FDU's Ryan Hurdes used a strong serve and volley game to take the third set 6-1. 

Williams picked up the win at second singles after dropping the second set 6-2. The final set was on serve in the sixth game when Williams used a couple big points to Break Ryan Kearns and open up a 4-2 lead in the match. Williams took the final two games for the win.

The Eagles  (4-5, 0-4 Freedom) host Misericordia on Saturday afternoon.

Box Score 

Updated: Thursday, 18 April 2013

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