Men’s Tennis: Team loses pair of weekend matches

The Butler men’s tennis team was in action this past weekend with road matches at Western Michigan and Toledo.

The Bulldogs (0-9) dropped a 7-0 decision to the Rockets (8-6) of Toledo on Saturday.

The tandem of senior Zach Ervin and freshman Tommy Marx pulled out an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles, but Butler was unable to win anything else.

Two freshmen, Pulok Bhattacharya and Sam O’Neill, each earned a set against their opponents but lost the tiebreaker.

Bhattacharya won the first set and dropped the next two while O’Neill rallied from a set down to force a tiebreaker.

Ervin was the only Bulldog to come away with a victory against the Broncos (7-4) of Western Michigan on Friday, winning in come-from-behind fashion 2-6, 6-2, 1-0, including a 19-17 tiebreaker, at No. 4 singles.

The remaining singles matches and all three doubles bouts went to Western Michigan.

The Bulldogs kept things close in doubles, falling 8-5 in the No. 1 match and 8-6 in the No. 3 match.

Butler hosts Xavier today and Bradley on Friday.

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