Men’s Tennis Splits a Pair of Matches to Open Hilton Head Trip

Dominic Polifrone
Dominic Polifrone

HILTON, HEAD, S.C. – The Baldwin Wallace University men's tennis team split a pair of matches to open its annual spring break trip to Hilton Head. 

BW (6-1) opened the day by defeating Defiance College by a final score of 8-1 at Hilton Head High School.  The Yellow Jackets closed out the first day and suffered their first loss of the season to Bridgewater (Va.) College by a final score of 6-3 at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.

Against the Defiance, BW won all three double matches to take a 3-0 advantage.  Sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference player Dominic Polifrone (Hudson) and sophomore Matt Harris (Akron/Revere) won first doubles by a score of 8-3. Senior Academic All-OAC players Nathan Katz (Upper Arlington/Bexley) and Jake Liebler (Medina) captured second doubles by a score of won 8-2.   Senior Brian Carano (Akron/Revere) and freshman Jake Elbin (Findlay), who rejoined the team after playing on the men's basketball team all winter, took third doubles by a score of 8-5.  

In the match with Bridgewater, the Yellow Jackets only took one doubles match as Katz and Liebler remained undefeated on the season with an 8-6 victory.  BW won just two singles matches as Polifrone won at first singles by identical scores of 6-3 and Carano took fourth singles by identical scores of 6-2. 

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Monday, March 6 when they play a non-conference match against Roanoke (Va.) College at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at 11:30 a.m.

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