Men’s tennis looking for wins after canceled match

Like the weather, the Butler men’s tennis team has started its spring season on a cold streak.

The Bulldogs (1-4) have lost their last three contests and have been held pointless since Jan. 23.

Butler has faced some tough competition early on this season. Three of their five opponents (Wisconsin, Ohio State and Indiana) were nationally ranked at the time Butler faced them.

In the Bulldogs’ most recent match, Illinois State swept Butler 7-0.

Senior Lenz Theodor was the most competitive Bulldog player, winning his second set against ISU freshmen Tuomas Manner. Theodor was the only Butler play not to go down in straight sets.

On Feb. 5, the Bulldogs were unable to travel to Bradley University for their match against the Braves due to severe cold and poor road conditions.

According to Bradley’s athletic website: “The Bradley men’s tennis team’s first home match of the spring season, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon against Butler, has been postponed after the Bulldogs were unable to travel to Peoria due to inclement weather in the Indianapolis area.  No make up date has been announced.”

Butler will have another chance to get on the winning track with games on Saturday against Purdue, Sunday versus Drake and on Feb. 15 against Xavier.