MAC Men's Tennis Tournament Reaches Championship Round

Updated 4/27/2007

MAC Men's Tennis Championships Day Two Results

Story copurtesy of IPFW athletic media relations.

Fort Wayne, IN - On day two of the MAC Men's Tennis Championships both matches were concluded with a 4-0 win. Western Michigan won in the morning over Northern Illinois to defend their title. Ball State defeated Toledo in the afternoon for a rematch of last year's Championship match.

The Broncos took the doubles point after winning at #2 and #3. No. 1 doubles was abandoned at 8-7 in a tight match.

In singles, Brady Crosby won for WMU, 6-3, 6-2 at #2 and Kevin Hayward won in straight sets for the Broncos 6-2, 6-2. John Pelton sealed the match at #5 in straight sets. Nos. 1, 4 and 6 were abandoned.

In doubles for Ball State, the Cardinals took #1 8-5 and #3 8-4. No. 2 doubles was abandoned at 7-4.

Joe Epkey started off the Cardinals singles with a win at #1, 6-3, 6-0 over Mohammed Al Nabhani of Toledo. Joe Vallee and Bret Berryman secured Ball State's win at #4 and #5 respectively.

The MAC Men's Tennis Championship will conclude on Saturday, April 28th at the IPFW Tennis Courts. The Cardinals and Broncos will start at 1 pm in a repeat of last year's final match.

Western Michigan 4, Northern Illinois 0

IPFW Tennis Courts

Doubles:

1. Ford/Livingston (NIU) vs. Norville/Birchmeier (WMU) 8-7 abandoned 2. Bradshaw/Hayward (WMU) def. Friesen/Chu (NIU) 8-5 3. Crosby/Pelton (WMU) def. Monroy/Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 8-4

Singles:

1. Tim Bradshaw (WMU) vs. Brian Livingston (NIU) 7-6(5), 3-2 abandoned 2. Brady Crosby (WMU) def. Alex Friesen (NIU) 6-3, 6-2 3. Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Adam Ford (NIU) 6-2, 6-2 4. Alex Birchmeier (WMU) vs. Jimmy Chu (NIU) 6-3, 6-1 abandoned 5. John Pelton (WMU) def. Diego Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 6-1, 6-2 6. Bryan Norville (WMU) vs. Javier Barnabe (NIU) 7-5, 1-2 abandoned

Ball State 4, Toledo 0

IPFW Tennis Courts

Doubles:

1. Joe Epkey/Perdomo (BSU) def. Travis Curran/Brian Rager (UT) 8-5 2. Jarrod Epkey/Jorge Rodriguez (BSU) vs. Al Nabhani/Jared Miller (UT) 7-4 abandoned 3. Berryman/Vallee (BSU) def. Clark/Jay Miller (UT) 8-4

Singles:

1. Joe Epkey (BSU) def. Mohammed Al Nabhani (UT) 6-3, 6-0 2. Jose Perdomo (BSU) vs. Jared Miller (UT) 1-6, 5-5 abandoned 3. Jarrod Epkey (BSU) vs. Chris Clark (UT) 6-4, 0-6, 2-2 abandoned 4. Bret Berryman (BSU) def. Josh Moran (UT) 6-4, 6-4 5. Joe Vallee (BSU) def. Keith Moran (UT) 6-3, 6-3 6. Jimmy Brannon (BSU) vs. Tyler Sonkin (UT) 6-7, 2-3 abandoned.