INDIANAPOLIS – Butler closes out the month of March with a road trip to Muncie, Ind. The 8-4 Bulldogs will play at Ball State on Thursday, March 27. The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The Bulldogs and Cardinals have met during the regular season in each of the last four seasons. BSU has three 6-1 victories during that span along with a 5-2 win that came one year ago.
For Butler to pull out a victory they will have to have a solid day from Brandon Woods, Tommy Marx and Austin Woldmoe. Woods leads all players with an 8-4 singles record. A majority of his wins have been recorded at the No. 4 spot. Marx is another player that picks up wins near the bottom of the lineup as he enters the match with a 7-5 singles record. Woldmoe is 6-5 on the year playing primarily at the No. 3 spot.
Doubles play has been highlighted by the team of Bhattacharya and Woods. The duo is now 7-0 playing between No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The team's top tandem is the combination of O'Neill and Billy Weldon. They are 5-3 at the No. 1 spot.
Ball State uses Ray Leonard and Patrick Elliott at the top of their lineup. Leonard is 7-8 overall while Elliott is 9-3. The middle of the order is being played by Austin Smith who enters the contest on a five-match winning streak. Leonard and Elliott team up to form Ball State's No. 1 doubles team.