WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Butler was one of 20 teams to compete in the Purdue Fall Invitational over the weekend. The three-day event was held at the Schwartz Tennis Center from Sept. 20-22.
Sam O'Neill and Alex Woldmoe highlighted the weekend for Butler as each player recorded multiple wins in their respective flight. O'Neill won his opening match 6-2, 7-6 (4) over Jan Willem of DePaul and followed that performance with another 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Max Hawkins. The two-match win streak would come to a close as Michael Moe of Xavier defeated O'Neill in the next round 6-3, 6-3.
Woldmoe reached the semi-finals of the Singles D Flight before being eliminated by Martin Muadi of IPFW 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. His opening round win came against Akshay Verma of IUPUI (6-2, 6-3) and win two came against Michael Swank of Iowa (6-2, 6-1). Woldmoe snuck past Joe VanMeter of Cleveland State (6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7), but was knocked out of the flight by Maudi in the following round.
Additional wins for Butler over the weekend came from Pulok Bhattacharya who won 6-1, 6-3 over his first round opponent Diego Acosta of Purdue in Flight A Singles. Brandon Woods also earned a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Jeremy Schneider of Xavier in the opening round of Flight C Singles.
The Bulldogs place three teams in the Flight A Doubles bracket, but each team was narrowly defeated in the first round. The tandem of Woods and Weldon did record a win for Butler in the consolation round with a 9-5 (12-10) win over Schorsh and Honert of Valparaiso.
Doubles Flight A
O'Neill and Bhattacharya were defeated 9-8 (7-1) by Greiner and Payne of Western Michigan
Woods and Weldon were defeated 8-6 by Carswell and Cogan
Woldmoe and Woldmoe were defeated 9-7 by Hagan and Alden of Iowa
Singles Flight A
Pulok Bhattacharya defeated Diego Acosta of Purdue 6-1, 6-3
Bhattacharya lost to Andrew Cahn of Western Michigan 6-3, 7-6 (10-3)
Austin Woldmoe lost 6-3, 6-4 to Mark Singni of Toledo
Singles Flight B
Sam O'Neill defeated Jan Willem of DePaul 6-2, 7-6 (4)
O'Neill defeated Max Hawkins of Chicago 6-2, 7-6 (4)
O'Neill lost 6-3, 6-3 to Michael Moe of Xavier
Billy Weldon lost 6-0, 6-2 to Leo Gomez Islinger
Singles Flight C
Tommy Marx lost 6-4, 6-2 to Matt Ford of Cleveland State
Brandon Woods defeated Jeremy Schneider of Xavier 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Woods lost 6-4, 6-1 to Andres Cobos of IPFW
Singles Flight D
Alex Woldmoe defeated Akshay Verma of IUPUI 6-2, 6-3
Woldmoe defeated Michael Swank of Iowa 6-2, 6-1
Woldmoe defeated Joe VanMeter of Cleveland State 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7)
Woldmoe lost to Martin Muadi of IPFW 6-4, 5-7, 6-4