INDIANAPOLIS - Forced to play indoors due to weather in the Indianapolis area, the Butler men's tennis team lost, 4-0, to Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tennis Championship semifinal. BU finished the season with a 10-13 dual record.
Playing indoors was an advantage for a large and powerful CSU team, which has won the past two tennis championships. The Vikings won the doubles point with victories at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles.
The Vikings then got wins at Nos. 1, 2 and 5 singles to clinch the victory. The two Bulldogs who were competitive when the dual match ended were Bryce Warren and Lenz Theodor. Each were playing in a third set CSU's Phil Orno won at No. 1 singles to score the decisive fourth point.
HORIZON LEAGUE AWARDS
Senior Ben Raynauld was the co-winner of the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award. The award was named in honor of the late coach who led Wright State from 1996-2004, and recognizes student-athletes who display admirable conduct both on and off the courts. Raynauld shared the honor with Detroit's Pjotrs Necajevs.