Crusaders Sweep Student Princes

Luke Buchanan competes against Central State on March 29, 2013, at the Capital Tennis Courts. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo).
Luke Buchanan competes against Central State on March 29, 2013, at the Capital Tennis Courts. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo).

 

COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's tennis team got back to the .500 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play Wednesday with a 9-0 victory over Heidelberg in a dual match at the Capital Tennis Courts.

 

The Crusaders (5-6 overall, 2-2 OAC) won all three doubles matches handily before taking all six singles matches, including five in straight sets.

 

Heidelberg dropped to 6-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference with the setback.

 

Sophomore Jared Judson (Dublin, Ohio) and freshman Beau Streety (Tuscon, Ariz.) posted the most lopsided doubles victory at the No. 3 spot, recording an 8-2 triumph. Sophomore Luke Buchanan (Westerville, Ohio) and freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) teamed up at No. 1 for an 8-3 win, while junior Kenny Duncan (Poland, Ohio) and sophomore Spencer Walter (Hilliard, Ohio) combined at the second position for an 8-4 victory.

 

Walter and sophomore Jesse Faulkner (Columbus, Ohio) surrendered just one game in their respective singles contests. Walter registered a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at the fourth slot, while Faulkner earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6.

 

Booher tallied a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2, while Duncan turned in an impressive performance at No. 3, leading 6-0, 3-1 before his opponent retired.

 

Sophomore Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo (Westerville, Ohio) added a 7-5, 6-1 triumph at No. 5. Buchanan edged Zach Schwenning 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) at the top singles position.

 

Capital continues league play this Saturday at home against Mount Union. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.