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Men's Tennis Defeats Air Force Saturday, 5-2

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Release: March 09, 2013
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Ball State men's tennis team captured a 5-2 win over Air Force Saturday in Las Vegas.  With the win the Cardinals improved to 8-6 on the season.

The Cardinals took the early 1-0 edge over Air Force after sweeping doubles.  At No. 1 doubles Ray Leonard and Patrick Elliott took down Lance Wilhelm and Grant Taylor, 8-4.  Cliff Morrison teammed up with Imanol Arconada for the 8-3 defeat at the No. 2 spot then Dalton Albertin and Alexandre Brym rounded out the doubles win in a 8-7 (9-7) tie breaker.

In singles action Arconada, Albertin, Austin Smith and Austin Sansone all won in straight sets in their respective positions.

The Ball State men's tennis team continues non-conference action Sunday, March 17 against Xavier at the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.  First serve is at 1 p.m.

Doubles

No. 1 Doubles

Ray Leonard/Patrick Elliott (BSU) def. Lance Wilhelm/ Grant Taylor 8-4

No. 2 Doubles

Cliff Morrison/Imanol Arconada (BSU) def. Alex Grubbs/Jack McCullers 8-3

No. 3 Doubles

Dalton Albertin/Alexandre Brym (BSU) def. Andrew Parks/Steven Young 8-7 (9-7)

Singles

No. 1 Ray Leonard (BSU) loses to Lance Wilhelm, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 10-3

No. 2 Imanol Arconada (BSU) def. Steven Young 6-4, 6-1

No. 3 Dalton Albertin (BSU) def. Grant Taylor 7-5, 6-3

No. 4 Patrick Elliott (BSU) loses to Alex Grubbs, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

No. 5 Austin Smith (BSU) def. Andrew Parks, 6-2, 6-1

No. 6 Austin Sansone (BSU) def. Jack McCullers 6-1, 6-3

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