Men’s tennis: O’Neill leads Bulldogs

The Butler men’s tennis team gained more experience and picked up some victories at the Ball State Invitational last weekend.

Freshmen Sam O’Neill, Tommy Marx and Ruben Geeraert each earned two victories for the Bulldogs.

O’Neill had the strongest showing of the trio, winning the White Division consolation bracket.

After two byes, he met Duquesne freshman Mehdi Mekaoui and defeated him 6-4, 6-0.

The bracket’s final match featured O’Neill and Geeraert, who was victorious in matches against Duquesne junior Matt Smith (6-1, 6-1) and Northern Illinois freshman Bryant Wei (6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (6)).

After trading 6-2 wins in the first two sets, O’Neill topped Geeraert 1-0 (9) to capture his second victory of the event.

Marx picked up two wins in the Flight A consolation bracket before losing to Green Bay freshman Michael Tenzer 6-3, 6-2.

The Bulldogs will head to Louisville, Ky., for the Louisville Invitational Oct. 14-16.


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