Tigers Bounce Back To Sweep Ohio Wesleyan

Tigers Bounce Back To Sweep Ohio Wesleyan
Stas Pakhomov won both singles and double matches against Ohio Wesleyan. File Photo | Erin Pence

DELAWARE, Ohio - Forced indoors due to inclement weather, the Wittenberg men's tennis team cruised past North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) rival Ohio Wesleyan 9-0.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at Wittenberg's Albright Tennis Complex, but it wound up being a home match for the Battling Bishops in the Gordon Field House. Despite the change of venue, the Tigers comfortably improved to 14-5 on the season, while Ohio Wesleyan is now 6-13.

The Tigers swept the doubles competition, with the closest match coming at the No. 1 position, where freshman Stas Pakhomov (Richmond, British Columbia/Sir Winston Churchill) and junior Sam Wilke (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) won an 8-6 decision.

In singles, two of the matches were played as eight-game pro sets since the overall competition was already determined. Ironically, it was Pakhomov and Wilke that won those matches at the No. 2 and No. 4 positions, respectively.