Men’s tennis: Team continues to struggle

The Butler men’s tennis team continued its losing skid with a 7-0 home loss to No. 66 Harvard on Sunday.

“I just think we are playing a couple tough schools early this season,” freshman Ruben Geeraert said.

Freshman Austin Woldmoe had the team’s best singles showing against the Crimson (5-1), losing to senior Jonathan Pearlman 6-4, 6-3.

“Harvard is one of the best ranked teams to come here, so we were just trying to get experience with the new freshmen,” sophomore Brad DiCarlo said. “To improve we just need to work on our consistency, toughness and serves.”

The Bulldogs (0-5) also suffered two losses Saturday in West Lafayette, falling 7-0 to No. 67 Purdue (3-2) and 5-2 against Southern Illinois.

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Against the Salukis (1-1), Butler received victories from freshman Pulok Bhattacharya at No. 5 singles (4-6, 6-4, 6-0) and freshman Sam O’Neill at No. 6 singles (6-1, 7-6 (7-5)).

The team will continue its season at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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