March 27, 2014

Men’s Tennis Moves to 8-5 with Ball State Setback

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler men's tennis team was defeated by Ball State on Thursday night by the final score of 7-0. The 'Dogs nearly earned the doubles point, but the Cardinals held off the charge to secure the sweep.

Pulok Bhattacharya and Brandon Woods formed the No. 2 doubles team for Butler. They were the first group to finish as they took an 8-6 loss to Patrick Elliot and Andrew Stutz. The point would be decided on another close 8-6 result as Ray Leonard and Austin Smith knocked off Austin Woldmoe and Billy Weldon at the top spot.

Yet another highly competitive court was the No. 3 doubles team of Alex Woldmoe and Tommy Marx. The unit was eventually defeated 8-7 (10-4) by Lucas Anderson and Matt Helm.

The No. 4-5 spots were the first to finish in singles competition with Woods and Weldon each taking a loss. Woods was defeated 6-0, 6-2 by Smith and Weldon fell 6-4, 6-2 to Stutz.

Sam O'Neill was active for Butler at No. 3 singles. The junior suffered a 6-2, 6-2 defeat against Anderson. Bhattacharya and Alex Woldmoe played at the top two spots for Butler on Thursday. Bhattacharya was defeated 6-2, 6-2 while Woldmoe took a 6-1, 6-3 loss.

The final Bulldog to finish up against Ball State was Marx at No. 6 singles. He was defeated 6-4, 3-6, 12-10.