Youngstown, Ohio - The Butler men's tennis team cruised to wins in all nine matches against Youngstown State on Saturday (April 11) afternoon, as the Bulldogs picked up a convincing 7-0 sweep against the Penguins for their fourth win in Horizon League play.
Ben Raynauld and Lenz Theodor got things started at No. 3 doubles, rolling to an 8-0 win, while Bryce Warren and Stephen McLoughlin clinched the first point of the match with an 8-3 decision at the top doubles spot. Zach Ervin and Chris Herron completed the sweep of doubles play, working a tight 9-8 (7-4) victory at No. 2.
The dominance continued at singles play, as the bottom four singles players combined to lose just six games total.
Herron, Theodor and McLoughlin each lost only one game in the battles against the Penguins. Herron tallied a 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 3 spot, Theodor notched a carbon-copy decision at No. 5 and McLoughlin picked up a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at No. 6. Ervin, meanwhile, added a strong 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4.
Warren went on to tally his team-best 13th dual meet singles win of the year, winning a 6-1, 6-4 match at the No. 1 spot, while Brandon Bayliss - playing up two spots from his normal No. 4 position - battled to a 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7) decision at No. 2.
The Bulldogs continue their trek through Northeast Ohio when it battles reigning Horizon League Champion Cleveland State beginning at 2:00 p.m.