Capital Sweeps Mount St. Joseph in OAC Tune-Up

Luke Buchanan prepares to hit a forehand playing in Puerto Rico during the team's spring break trip in February of 2014.
Luke Buchanan prepares to hit a forehand playing in Puerto Rico during the team's spring break trip in February of 2014.

 

COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's tennis team competed for the first time in more than a week Wednesday afternoon, showing no signs of rust in a 9-0 triumph over Mount St. Joseph in the Capital Center Field House.

 

The Crusaders (3-4 overall) surrendered just two games combined in doubles before winning four of six singles matches without giving up a game.

 

The Lions fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss.

 

Sophomore Luke Buchanan (Westerville, Ohio) and freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) combined for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Spencer Walter (Hilliard, Ohio) and freshman Beau Streety (Tuscon, Ariz.) recorded an 8-1 win at the second position.

 

Junior Kenny Duncan (Poland, Ohio) and sophomore Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo (Westerville, Ohio) rounded out Capital's strong doubles performance with an 8-0 triumph at No. 3.

 

Buchanan continued his strong play in singles, downing William Knoll 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 1 slot, and Booher followed suit at No. 2 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kyle Haas.

 

At the third spot, Walter dispatched Ian Rowe 6-0, 6-4. Streety defeated Destin Lewis 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4.

 

Sophomore Jesse Faulkner (Columbus, Ohio) and sophomore Jared Judson (Dublin, Ohio) each recorded 8-0 wins at the Nos. 5 and 6 positions, respectfully.

 

The Crusaders begin Ohio Athletic Conference play this Saturday at Baldwin Wallace at 1 p.m.