Ball State, Western Michigan To Meet In Men's Tennis Finals

Updated 4/29/2005

April 29, 2005

Semifinal #1
No. 4 Northern Illinois vs No. 1 Ball State
4/29/2005 at Kalamazoo, Mich.

#72 Ball State 4, Northern Illinois 1
Singles:
1. Willy Gali (NIU) def. Matthew Bacccarani (BS) 6-3, 6-4
2. Erick Martinez (NIU) vs. Matt Laramore (BS) no result
3. Anthony Epkey (BS) def. Mark Tate (NIU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Paul Newman (BS) def. Alex Friesen (NIU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
5. Adam Ford (NIU) vs. Klint Knable (BS) no result
6. Patrick Thompson (BS) def. Diego Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles: 1. #27 Matthew Bacccarani/Patrick Thompson (BS) def. Willy Gali/Mark Tate (NIU) 8-3 2. Matt Laramore/Brad Rhodes (BS) vs. Erick Martinez/Alex Friesen (NIU) unfinished 3. Paul Newman/Klint Knable (BS) def. Adam Ford/Diego Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 8-0

Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,6,1,4) MAC Championship Semifinal #1: No. 1 Ball State vs. No. 4 Northern Illinois BSU advances to face WMU/Buffalo winner in MAC Championship Saturday at 1 p.m.


Semifinal #2
No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 2 Western Michigan

4/29/2005 at Kalamazoo, Mich.
Western Michigan 4, Buffalo 0
Singles:
1. Tommy Dennis (WMU) vs. Nick Zieziula (BUFFALO) unfinished
2. Jose Orozco (WMU) vs. Mike Rockman (BUFFALO) unfinished
3. Brady Crosby (WMU) def. Yules Hadisubroto (BUFFALO) 6-1, 6-0
4. Tim Bradshaw (WMU) def. Josh Liederman (BUFFALO) 6-1, 6-0
5. Alex Birchmeier (WMU) def. Matthew Kennedy (BUFFALO) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jeff French (WMU) vs. Albert Alant (BUFFALO) unfinished

Doubles: 1. #60 Brady Crosby/Tommy Dennis (WMU) vs. Nick Zieziula/Yules Hadisubroto (BUFFALO) unfinished 2. Bryan Norville/Jose Orozco (WMU) def. Josh Liederman/Alejandro Galindo (BUFFALO) 8-2 3. Jeff French/Tim Bradshaw (WMU) def. Matthew Kennedy/Albert Alant (BUFFALO) 8-2

Match Notes: Buffalo 9-9 Western Michigan 17-6 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,4,5) MAC Championship Semifinal #2: No. 2 WMU vs. No. 3 Buffalo WMU advances to face Ball State in MAC Championship match 4/30 at 1 p.m.