Oct. 5, 2008
Muncie, Ind. - Brandon Bayliss and Ben Shafer teamed up to score three victories in doubles play, including a decision in the title bout on Sunday (Oct. 5), en route to the Flight "D" championship at the Ball State Fall Invitational. The Bulldogs picked up seven singles victories and seven doubles wins in the three-day tournament that opened up on Friday (Oct. 3).
Bayliss and Shafer opened up their run with a pair of wins on Saturday (Oct. 4), scoring an 8-1 victory over Vance Davis and Brad Krick before earning an 8-2 decision over teammate David Dollins and Blake Douglas in the semifinals to advance to the final round on Sunday. There, they tallied an 8-5 win over Nick Tolomei and Patrick Troy to earn the top spot.
Newcomer Lenz Theodor put together the Bulldogs' strongest start in singles play with two straight wins in the "C" Flight, topping Detroit's Dean Masuda by a 6-1, 6-0 count before ousting Xavier's Brian Starr by a score of 6-3, 7-5 to move on to the quarterfinals. Theodor started out strong in the match against Steve Herchko of Duquesne, claiming the opening set 6-1, but Herchko would even the bout with a 6-3 win in the second before notching the win in the third.
Butler returns to action on Saturday (Oct. 11) when it takes part in the Purdue Invitational.
Nestrud, Jordan E. ILLINOIS, def. Raynauld, Ben BUTLER, 7-5; 3-6; 1-0(3)
Raynauld, Ben BUTLER, def. Fox, Robert CLEVELAND ST, 7-5; 6-1
Canelas, Richard XAVIER, def. Raynauld, Ben BUTLER, 7-6(4); 4-6; 1-0(10)
Migogo, Mpilo INDIANA ST, def. Warren, Bryce BUTLER, 4-6; 6-3; 1-0(5)
Warren, Bryce BUTLER, def. Monroy, Andres BALL STATE, 3-6; 7-5; 1-0(4)
Warren, Bryce BUTLER, def. Neinberg, Griffin PURDUE, 6-2; 6-4
Rutherford, Mark MARQUETTE, def. Warren, Bryce BUTLER, 7-5; 6-1
Flight "A" Doubles
Herron, Chris / Warren, Bryce def. Gama, Felipe / Siguad, Francisco 8-4
Herron, Chris / Warren, Bryce def. DeHerrera, Kevin / Lau, Alex 8-2
Span, Skip / Tobar, Daniel def. Herron, Chris / Warren, Bryce 8-6
Flight "D" Doubles
Bayliss, Brandon / Ben, Shafer def. Davis, Vance / Krick, Brad 8-1
Bayliss, Brandon / Ben, Shafer def. Dolins, David / Douglas, Blake 8-2
Bayliss, Brandon / Ben, Shafer def. Tolomei, Nick / Troy, Patrick 8-5