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Men's Tennis News & Highlights

April 20, 2013

Eagles Claim Freedom Win over Misericordia

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Codie Todd won a three set match at No. 5 singles for the Eagles.

ST.DAVIDS, Pa.- Eastern University Men's Tennis picked up it s first league win of the 2013 campaign with a 6-3 home win over Misericordia University. The Eagles took two doubles matches and won at four of the top five singles spots to claim their sixth win of the season.

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

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Mark Spangler

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Coach Spangler enters his fifth year at the helm of the Eastern men's tennis program.

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