Men's Tennis News & Highlights
April 20, 2013
Eagles Claim Freedom Win over Misericordia
Dan Fowler and Tyler Schultz picked up a huge win at the top doubles spot. Up 7-6, Fowler served for the win. The game reached deuce, but the Eagles' top tandem grabbed a point for the advantage and Schultz finished the match with nice touch on a volley. Grant Williams and Codie Todd were more efficient in their match to pick up the point with an 8-4 win at second doubles.
The Eagles dropped the third doubles match and the first two singles matches off the courts at No. 6 and No. 4, to fall behind 3-2 in the match. Fowler brought the Eagles level with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the top spot and minutes later, Williams put the Eagles up 4-3 with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the second spot.
"Dan was super-steady today," head coach Mark Spangler stated, "he did not miss his shots and he hit several winners. It was a good match for him."
The Eagles needed just one of two final points to secure the win. Early on it appeared that Todd would would secure the critical poiint as he jumped to a 6-2 win in the first set and was up in the second, but Misericordia' Christian Puliese battled back to take the second set. Todd jumped out to a big lead in the third set, but Pugliese chipped away and forced a tiebreaker.
Midway through the tiebreak at No. 5, Tyler Schultz, who had taken the courts considerable later than Todd, finished his match at No. 3 6-3, 6-1. Todd won the tiebreaker 7-1 for the sixth point.
The Eagles are at West Chester on the 25th before finishing their season at King's on the 27th.Box Score
Updated: Saturday, 20 April 2013