March 20, 2010

Muhlenberg blanks McDaniel

Mules open conference slate with 9-0 win

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Zach Adler recorded a pair of wins, including a 6-0, 6-0 victory at third singles to lead Muhlenberg to a 9-0 win over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Mules (2-1, 1-0 CC) won each of the six singles matches in straight sets to hand the Green Terror (0-3, 0-1 CC) a loss in its spring opener.

Adler teamed with Jordan Rutt for an 8-5 win at first doubles. Rutt added a 6-4, 6-2 win at first singles.

Mark Apostolos and Ari Nutovits added 6-0, 6-0 wins at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

McDaniel returns to action at Hood on Monday. Match time is 3 p.m.

Muhlenberg 9, McDaniel 0
Doubles
1. Jordan Rutt/Zach Adler (Mu) def. Ben Faber/Dan Hovorka 8-5;
2. Matt Kral/Wayne Mitchel (Mu) def. Steve French/Justin Ward 8-1;
3. Robbie Goldwein/Yoni Farber (Mu) def. Luke Schmidt/Gus Foley 8-1.

Singles
1. Rutt (Mu) def. Faber 6-4, 6-2;
2. Goldwein (Mu) def. Hovorka 6-2, 7-6 (7-1);
3. Adler (Mu) def. French 6-0, 6-0;
4. Kral (Mu) def. Ward 6-3, 6-4;
5. Mark Apostolos (Mu) def. Schmidt 6-0, 6-0;
6. Ari Nutovits (Mu) def. Foley 6-0, 6-0.

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