Men’s Tennis Aces Penn State Behrend in Spring Opener

Matt Harris
Matt Harris

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men's tennis team opened the 2017 portion of its schedule with a 9-0 shutout victory against Penn State Behrend College inside the North Ridge Tennis and Golf Club.

BW (2-0) won all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 advantage.  The number one tandem of sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference player Dominic Polifrone (Hudson) and sophomore Matt Harris (Akron/Revere), the second duo of senior Academic All-OAC players Nathan Katz (Upper Arlington/Bexley) and Jake Liebler (Medina) and the third unit of senior Brian Carano (Akron/Revere) and sophomore Roger Boyer (Medina/Brunswick) all won by identical scores of 8-2.

In singles action, the Yellow Jackets took all six matches.  Polifrone won at first singles by scores of 6-0 and 6-2. Katz earned the win at second singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-2.  Carano picked up the win at third singles by scores of 6-3 and 7-5.  Harris won his match at fourth singles by identical scores of 6-0.  Liebler secured the victory at fifth singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-0.  Boyer captured sixth singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-0. 

Penn State Behrend (3-2) has now lost two of its last three matches.

BW is back in action on Saturday, February 18 when it hosts a non-conference match against Franciscan University at the North Ridge Tennis and Golf Club at 5 p.m.

View: Mobile | Desktop