The Butler men’s tennis team huddles up before a match. Butler is now 1-2 in Big East play. Collegian file photo.
JAROD LIPSON | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Butler University men’s tennis team went 0-2 over the weekend, falling to Marquette and DePaul.
The Bulldogs were swept 7-0 by Marquette on April 13.
The victory was rendered meaningless, however, by Marquette’s victories in both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots to take the doubles point.
Butler, the lost all five singles matchups. The Bulldogs lost in the No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 spots in straight sets.
In these defeats, only Spencer Lang was able to amass more than four points, losing 6-4 and 6-2 in the two sets.
With four points, Marquette had already secured a victory, but Butler forced the remaining three singles matchups to three sets.
Ultimately, none of those led to a point, and Butler lost 7-0.
In a closer match, Butler lost 4-3 to DePaul on April 14.
Butler took the doubles point this time with victories in the No. 1 and No. 3 spots.
Both Ben Shabat and Adrian Mag parlayed their respective doubles victories into singles success.
The No. 4 spot matchup between DePaul’s Christopher Casati and Lang would decide the match.
After splitting the first two sets, Lang would surrender the third set by a score of 6-4, ending Butler’s weekend without a win.
The Bulldogs now stand at 13-6 and drop to 1-2 in Big East conference play.
Butler will face Xavier on April 21 at home, where they are undefeated. The match will be their last before the Big East Tournament.