October 13, 2008

Bulldogs Conclude Play At Purdue Fall Invitational

Oct. 12, 2008

West Lafayette, Ind. - Butler wrapped up play at the Purdue Fall Invitational on Sunday (Oct. 12) afternoon, as the Bulldogs claimed wins in seven singles matches and a pair of doubles bouts.

Sophomore Brandon Bayliss strung together a pair of victories in the Flight C bracket, topping Juan Martin Paredes of Marquette 6-2, 6-3 and Will Vasos of Iowa 6-3, 6-3 before falling in a hard-fought three-set match to Paul Foley of Purdue.

Junior Ben Raynauld picked up a singles victory, scoring a 6-1, 6-1 wins over Iowa's Greg Holm, while sophomore Lenz Theodor added a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 decision over the Hawkeye's Patrick Dwyer.

Bryce Warren also claimed a singles victory over Holm in the Flight A bracket, rallying from a 6-0 defeat in the opening set to claim a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision. Zach Ervin also had to come back to win his match against the Hawkeyes' Chris Speer, taking home a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win.

Chris Herron rounded out the singles wins with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Purdue's Griff Nienberg.

Herron and Warren also picked up an 8-6 win over Iowa's Holm and Reinoud Haal in the Flight A doubles bracket, while Bayliss and Raynauld notched an 8-2 victory over the Hawkeyes' Speer and Matt Nelson in the Flight B bracket.

Butler returns to action on Thursday (Oct. 16) when it kicks off the four-day ITA Regionals in Columbus, Ohio.

SINGLES
Flight A

Dusan Meda (Marquette) def. Bryce Warren (Butler), 6-0, 6-0
Bryce Warren (Butler) def. Greg Holm (Iowa), 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Eric Ramos (Purdue) def. Bryce Warren (Butler), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Reinoud Haal (Iowa) def. Ben Raynauld (Butler), 6-3, 6-2
Eric Ramos (Purdue) def. Ben Raynauld (Butler), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ben Raynauld (Butler) def. Greg Holm (Iowa), 6-1, 6-1

Slavko Bijelica (Purdue) def. Chris Herron (Butler), 6-3, 6-4

Flight B
Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Lenz Theodor (Butler), 6-3, 6-1
Mark Rutherford (Marquette) def. Lenz Theodor (Butler), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Lenz Theodor (Butler) def. Patrick Dwyer (Iowa), 6-1, 6-1

Chris Herron (Butler) def. Griff Nienberg (Purdue), 6-2, 6-1
Niko Boulieres (Marquette) def. Chris Herron (Butler), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-3

Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. David Dolins (Butler), 6-0, 6-1

Flight C
Paul Foley (Purdue) def. Stephen McLoughlin (Butler), 6-3, 6-1
Stephen Shao (Marquette) def. Stephen McLoughlin (Butler), 6-2, 6-2

Brandon Bayliss (Butler) def. Juan Martin Paredes (Marquette), 6-2, 6-3
Brandon Bayliss (Butler) def. Will Vasos (Iowa), 6-3, 6-3
Paul Foley (Purdue) def. Brandon Bayliss (Butler), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6

Matt Manasse (Purdue) def. Stephen McLoughlin (Butler), 7-6, 4-6, 6-2

Flight D
Matt Nelson (Iowa) def. Ben Shafer (Butler), 6-2, 6-0
J.T. Christian (Marquette) def. Ben Shafer (Butler), 6-1, 6-1
Chris Speer (Iowa) def. Ben Shafer (Butler), 6-0, 6-0

Drake Kakar (Marquette) def. Zach Ervin (Butler), 6-2, 6-1
Zach Ervin (Butler) def. Chris Speer (Iowa), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
J.T. Christian (Marquette) def. Zach Ervin (Butler), 6-4, 6-2

Jonathan Schwerin (Marquette) def. David Dolins (Butler), 6-1, 6-0

DOUBLES
Flight A

Eric Ramos / P.J. Rose (Purdue) def. Stephen McLoughlin / Zach Ervin (Butler), 8-1
Tommy McGeorge / Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Stephen McLoughlin / Zach Ervin (Butler), 8-4

Drake Kakar / Dusan Medan (Marquette) def. Chris Herron / Bryce Warren (Butler), 9-8 (4)
Chris Herron / Bryce Warren (Butler) def. Greg Holm / Reinoud Haal (Iowa), 8-6
Tommy McGeorge / Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Chris Herron / Bryce Warren (Butler), 8-4

Flight B
Tom Mrowziewicz / Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) def. Lenz Theodor / Ben Shafer (Butler), 8-3
J.T. Christian / Jonathan Schwerin (Marquette) def. Lenz Theodor / Ben Shafer (Butler), 8-4

Ben Raynauld / Brandon Bayliss (Butler) def. Matt Nelson / Chris Speer (Iowa), 8-2
Juan Martin Paredas / Niko Boulieres (Marquette) def. Ben Raynauld / Brandon Bayliss (Butler), 8-4