Men's Tennis Defeats Knox, Falls to Toledo on Friday
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Monday 02/15/2013
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MONMOUTH, Ill. - Western Illinois men's tennis split a pair of matches on Friday, defeating Knox College 9-0 after falling to Toledo 7-0.

The Leathernecks move to 6-7 overall, while Toledo improves to 10-5 and Knox moves to 2-3.

Western Illinois won every set against Knox, with Ben Yue, Mitch Granger, Max Cederkall and Brett Furmanski each winning twice.

Yue won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 singles to pace Western, and no other Leatherneck allowed more than two games in a set.

At second and third singles, Granger and Cederkall won 6-0, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-0, respectively.

Meeker won 6-1, 6-2 at fourth singles, Chris Bunch won 6-0, 6-2 at fifth singles, and Furmanski won 6-2, 6-0 in the sixth slot to round out singles play.

Western also swept the doubles matches, beginning at No. 1 singles, where Bradley Holt teamed with Granger to win 8-6.

Yue and Meeker won 8-4 at second doubles, while Cederkall and Furmanski cruised to an 8-1 victory at third doubles.

Toledo won every set against Western, though every Leatherneck won at least two games, including Patrick Hammers, who battled, despite falling 6-2, 7-5.

The Leathernecks will continue weekend play tomorrow, taking on North Dakota and No. 41-ranked Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.


University of Toledo 7, Western Illinois 0

Singles competition
1. STILLMAN, Tomas (TOLEDO) def. Patrick Hammers (WIU) 6-2, 7-5
2. ADAMS, Grant (TOLEDO) def. Bradley Holt (WIU) 6-1, 6-1
3. STUARDO, Francisco (TOLEDO) def. Ben Yue (WIU) 6-3, 6-1
4. WONG, Nicholas (TOLEDO) def. Mitch Granger (WIU) 6-3, 6-2
5. WEIGAND, Terence (TOLEDO) def. Max Cederkall (WIU) 6-3, 6-1
6. DUDZIK, Bryant (TOLEDO) def. Brandon Meeker (WIU) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. STILLMAN, Tomas/WONG, Nicholas (TOLEDO) def. Patrick Hammers/Ben Yue (WIU) 8-3
2. ADAMS, Grant/STUARDO, Francisco (TOLEDO) def. Mitch Granger/Bradley Holt (WIU) 8-4
3. DUDZIK, Bryant/JORGENSEN, Ryan (TOLEDO) def. Max Cederkall/Brandon Meeker (WIU) 8-3


Western Illinois 9, Knox College 0

Singles competition
1. Ben Yue (WIU) def. Karl Ruzgas (KCM) 6-1, 7-5
2. Mitch Granger (WIU) def. Jonathan Ng (KCM) 6-0, 6-2
3. Max Cederkall (WIU) def. Walter Palmer (KCM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Brandon Meeker (WIU) def. David Ham (KCM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Chris Bunch (WIU) def. Dustin Loch (KCM) 6-0, 6-2
6. Brett Furmanski (WIU) def. Pragyaditya Mukerjee (KCM) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Bradley Holt/Mitch Granger (WIU) def. Karl Ruzgas/Walter Palmer (KCM) 8-6
2. Ben Yue/Brandon Meeker (WIU) def. Jonathan Ng/David Ham (KCM) 8-4
3. Max Cederkall/Brett Furmanski (WIU) def. Dustin Loch/Pragyaditya Mukerjee (KCM) 8-1


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