Men’s tennis splits games on Tennessee road trip
Senior Tom Brennan returns a serve at the 2021 Big East Tournament. Brennan faced the No. 30 ranked singles player in the country, Stijn Slump, but ultimately fell in the tiebreaker 12-10. Photo courtesy of Butler Athletics.
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Last weekend, the men’s tennis team traveled to Tennessee for a doubleheader against Middle Tennessee State on Friday and Lipscomb on Sunday. The Dawgs came back even as they fell to MTSU 0-7 and took the win over Lipscomb 4-3. The team is now 1-2 on the season.
Men’s tennis swept in Murfreesboro by Middle Tennessee State
Butler’s men’s tennis team traveled to Murfreesboro on Jan. 21 to take on the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.
Butler Senior Tom Brennan took on the Blue Raiders’ first singles man, Stijn Slump. Slump ranks 30th among singles players in the nation. After dividing sets 3-6, Brennan narrowly failed in a 12-10 tiebreaker.
The Dawgs fought diligently but couldn’t claim a game against MTSU, eventually falling 0-7 in a clean sweep by the Blue Raiders.
Men’s tennis edges Lipscomb in Nashville 4-3
On January 23, the Dawgs traveled to Nashville for their most even game of the season against the Lipscomb Bison.
Michael Dickson and Drew Michael in the second double and Patrick Joss and Zach Trimpe in the third double both scored 6-3 wins to give Butler the first point.
Butler’s first two singles picks, Tom Brennan and Alvaro Huete Vadillo each picked up wins in their individual matches before combining for the first doubles victory that would ultimately see the Dawgs triumph over the Bison, 4-3.
The Bulldogs return home to face Cleveland State on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. and Yale on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.