March 27, 2009

Bulldogs Cruise To 6-1 Win At Detroit

Southfield, Mich. - The Butler men's tennis team picked up wins in all three doubles matches before scoring decisions in five of six singles bouts to score a convincing 6-1 win over host Detroit on Friday (March 27) evening at the Franklin Athletic Center.

Stephen McLoughlin and Bryce Warren got things started for the Bulldogs at No. 1 doubles, scoring an 8-4 win, before Ben Raynauld and Lenz Theodor picked up an 8-6 decision at the No. 3 spot. Zach Ervin and Chris Herron completed the sweep with a hard-fought 9-8 (7-3) win at the second position.

Butler continued its strong play in singles competition, picking up wins at the bottom five positions.

Ervin started off with a strong 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5, before Warren scored a 6-3, 6-2 decision at No. 2 and Brandon Bayliss picked up a 6-2, 6-3 triumph at No. 4.

Herron had to rally back for his win at the No. 3 spot, bouncing back from a 3-6 opening set defeat to take a 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 win. McLoughlin, meanwhile, held on for a grueling 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 victory at No. 6 to close out the scoring for the Bulldogs.

Butler will return to action on Friday, April 3, when it hosts league rival UIC beginning at 3:00 p.m.