Tennis: Teams see different results

The Butler women’s tennis team finished its regular season by beating Youngstown State 4-3 Sunday.

The Bulldogs (8-14, 5-3) were led by senior Cam Thompson at No. 4 singles.

Thompson defeated sophomore Gimena Puppo 6-1, 6-3 to get Butler rolling against the Penguins (1-17, 1-7).

Bulldogs’ sophomores Angelina Qin and Laura Shull won their No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches by default, because the Penguins played only four players.

Qin and sophomore Caroline Hedrick won their No. 2 doubles match 8-4, while seniors Kahfii King and Kate Panawash won the No. 3 doubles match by default to give Butler the point.

The day before, the Bulldogs lost to Cleveland State. The Vikings (15-8, 7-1) swept the match 7-0.

Butler is the No. 4 seed in the women’s Horizon League Tennis Championship tournament, which will start Friday.

The Bulldogs will face off against No. 5 seed Wright State in their opening-round match.

The men’s team suffered a 5-2 loss to Youngstown State Sunday.

Freshmen Austin Woldmoe and Billy Weldon won at No. 1 doubles to lead the Bulldogs (3-20, 2-5).

Woldmoe and senior Zach Ervin also won their singles matches against the Penguins (9-10, 4-3).

Butler also fell to Cleveland State 5-2 Saturday.

The duo of Woldmoe and Weldon grabbed its first victory of the weekend at No. 1 doubles, topping the team of freshmen Ali Shabib and Nolan Marks 8-6.

Woldmoe and freshman Tommy Marx also won their singles matches against the Vikings (10-11, 4-3).

The No. 6 seed in the upcoming Horizon League Tennis Championship tournament, the Bulldogs will play the No. 3 seeded Penguins again Friday.


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