The Butler men’s tennis team split two matches in Northeast Ohio over the weekend, defeating Youngstown State but losing to Cleveland State. Both matches were played indoors despite spring-like weather across the Midwest. BU cruised past YSU, 6-1, before falling 5-2 at CSU.
Butler (7-11) took everything except No. 1 singles against the Penguins. The Bulldogs won the doubles point with no matches closer than 8-3. In singles play, Nos. 2-5 were all straight-sets victories for Butler, and no Bulldog player lost more than five games.
Things were much tighter against the Vikings, the defending Horizon League champions. The Bulldogs won two of three to take the doubles point and Zach Ervin won at No. 5 singles in three sets. Cleveland State won everything else, including a pair of tight three-set contests at Nos. 2-3 singles.
BU has three matches remaining during the regular season, all on the road. The Bulldogs play at UIC Saturday, April 17.