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2014-01-25 Tigers struggle in first match back; fall to Valpo 6-1
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Junior Landon Williams gained the Tigers' lone point on Saturday versus Valparaiso

Tigers struggle in first match back; fall to Valpo 6-1

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

VALPARAISO, Ind. — For the last 132 days the Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis team sat idle and waited for its season to continue with a match against NCAA Division I Valparaiso University (Ind.). The Tigers struggled to matchup with the Crusaders falling in all three doubles matches, and only managed one singles win, eventually losing 6-1.

ONU (1-2) fell behind after dropping all three doubles matches. The team of Navarro Veys (Mortsel, Belgium) and Landon Williams (Erie, Penn.) fell to Bacalla and Oakes 8-5. Caio Barros (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Juan Morales (Madrid, Spain) lost in a very close match 8-7 (8-3). Lastly, veteran Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) and Oscar Mancineiras (Lleida, Spain) lost 8-2 to Dunn and Baiocchi.

In singles, the Tigers won by won only one match. Veys fell to No. 1 Jeffrey Schorsch (6-1, 6-1). Mancineiras lost to Bacalla (7-6 (7-3), 6-3), and Morales fell (6-1, 6-2) to Savaglio. The lone Tiger victory was when junior Landon Williams (Erie, Penn.) defeated Eric Honert (0-6, 6-1, 10-5). Caio Barros lost to Lucas Waak(6-1, 6-4) and Peter Jensen fell (6-1, 6-0) to Charlie Emhardt. 

ONU will be back in action on Friday, February 14 at McKendree University (Ill.) at 11 a.m.