Men’s tennis: First victory comes against Bradley

The Butler men’s tennis team captured its elusive first victory of the spring season on Friday.

The Bulldogs (1-11) put an end to a 10-match losing streak with a 4-3 win over Bradley.

Butler defeated the Braves (5-8) at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the doubles point.

Photo by Marcy Thornsberry

Freshmen Billy Weldon and Austin Woldmoe got the ball rolling in doubles action for the Bulldogs by topping sophomores Ashton Kalhorn and Hamish Weerasinghe 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.

At No. 3 doubles, Butler freshmen Pulok Bhattacharya and Sam O’Neill walked away with an 8-3 win over junior Eric Nguyen and freshman Ahmed Albitar.

Singles victories from Woldmoe, Weldon and freshman Tommy Marx sealed the deal for the Bulldogs.

Woldmoe downed Bradley sophomore Gabriel Townes at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-2, while Marx topped junior Juan Diego Cuadrado 6-3, 6-4 in No. 2 singles action.

Weldon picked up a crucial win for the Bulldogs at No. 5 singles, defeating Weerasinghe 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.

The momentum from the win against Bradley could not propel Butler past No. 62 Drake the following day, though.

Butler will hit the road again this weekend to take on Dayton Friday and No. 26 Indiana Saturday.

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