Men’s tennis: Team wins first two league games

The Butler men’s tennis team had its most successful stretch of the season, winning two conference matches.

The Bulldogs (3-13, 2-0) won 5-2 at Illinois-Chicago 5-2 on Sunday.

Despite being swept in doubles play, Butler managed to claim victories all six singles match against the Flames (2-11, 0-2).

Freshman Austin Woldmoe led the Bulldogs with a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles. Woldmoe was named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after Butler’s two wins.

The Bulldogs also recorded a 5-2 win at Valparaiso on Saturday.

The Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders (6-7, 0-2) in four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches.

Woldmoe and freshmen Pulok Bhattacharya, Billy Weldon and Sam O’Neill all walked away with wins in singles action.

Woldmoe and Weldon were victorious in No. 1 doubles play while Bhattacharya and O’Neill grabbed a win at No. 3 doubles.

The men will take on Ball State today at 2:30 p.m.


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