A Page -- May 2, 2010

Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Brecksville, Mayfield win team titles; 

St. Ed, Brush, Maple each pull a 1-2 

in individual events in the Mentor 

Relays


May 2, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

MENTOR – Brecksville-Broadview Heights won the girls division and Mayfield the boys’ division in the Mentor Cardinal Relays here this weekend/.

Becki Famurewa led the Bees by winning both the discus throw and shot put. Bill Vaughn led the Bees boys by winning the shot. BBHHS finished eighth in the boys’ division.

Andy Stevenson and Colton Wallace had the individual bests for host Mentor, with the former winning the discus throw and the latter the high jump. Megan Lowery won the long jump for the Cardinal girls.

Mentor

St. Edward took 1-2 in the 100-meter dash with Seth Cunningham winning the race and Anthony Young taking second. Maple did the same in the girls division with Andrea Arnold inching out Mustang teammate Makeeela Tisdale for first-place honors. Bianca Dennis also won the high jump for the Maple gals.

Ronnel Thompson took the 110 hurdles for Brush as the Arcs took 1-2, with Clarence Johnson taking second. Darnisha Jones won the 100 hurdles for Bedford.

L.T. Smith, Zack McBride and Dan Shafer led Riverside by winning the long jump mile run, and two-mile, respectively. Bianca Dennis won the high jump for the Maple gals.

Mallory Kreider won the mile and two-mile for Edgewood.

Men's Tennis Defeats The College of Wooster Finishing Seventh
Story Reported by Wes Davis
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5/2/2010 5:52:00 PM

Gambier, Ohio - The Oberlin College men’s tennis team concluded the season finishing seventh in the 2010 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. Wittenberg narrowly escaped the Yeomen in the Consolation Semifinals this morning earning a win at fifth singles to clinch the match 5-4. Oberlin faced The College of Wooster in the afternoon defeating them 5-1 in the seventh/eighth place match.

Today was a great day for the Oberlin men’s tennis doubles pairings. The Yeomen were winners of two doubles matches against Wittenberg and swept all three spots in the afternoon match with The College of Wooster. The Oberlin squad continued to play well through singles winning in the top spot in each match and needed just one more singles match win against Wittenberg and the team would have been playing in the fifth/sixth place match.

The Yeomen produced one of their strongest starts of any match this season as they earned wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead in the morning match-up against the Wittenberg University Tigers. Ben Godlove andBen Turchin were 8-5 winners in the top spot defeating Sergio Fishkin and Rob Lehner.

In the third slot sophomores Joe Leffler and Sam Towne cruised to an 8-2 win over Bobby Fisher and Andy Lamb. At second doubles Peder Davis and Eliot Heaton were unable to find winning shots in the last few games as they dropped the match 8-5 to Wittenberg’s Stephane Antwi and Craig Lods. 

The Yeomen continued to play well through their singles lineup winning matches in the top two spots. Godlove put together a strong performance and got by Antwi 6-3 in the first set then battled through the second set to produce a 7-6 (7-5) win as the Yeomen’s No. 1.  Hitting at No. 2 Turchin would take the first set 6-3 and pushed to a 4-0 lead in the second set before Wittenberg’s Fishkin retired from the match. 

Oberlin dropped close matches in the third and fourth spots. Heaton lost to Fisher 7-5, 6-2 and Towne was defeated by Lods 6-2, 6-4. Wittenberg also earned a win at No. 6 singles to even the match score at 4-4 with only the fifth singles match to be decided.

Head Coach Adam Shoemaker appreciated the effort of his team today, “We came out this morning and played great doubles against Wittenberg, we had opportunities throughout the match to put them away. It was a valiant effort form Joe to come back from a set down but in the end he fell just a bit short and it was a heartbreaking loss."

Wittenberg’s Lehner raced out to a quick first set win besting Leffler 6-1. A 6-2 second set performance from Leffler would a third set. With the match on the line for both teams the Tiger’s Lehner was able to get past a tired Leffler 6-4 to win the match for Wittenberg and send Oberlin to the seventh/eighth place match.

With the win over The College of Wooster Oberlin improved upon their 2009 eighth place finish and bested their predicted ninth place finish according to the NCAC coach’s preseason poll.

The Yeomen pairings in doubles continued to fire on all cylinders as they cruised to their 3-0 lead. Godlove and Turchin combined to down Ethan Arenstein and Brad Palanski 8-3.  In the second slot Davis and Heaton were 8-4 winners over Sam Susanin and Steve Conroy. Picking up the third doubles win for Oberlin were Leffler and Towne as they crushed Nicholas St. Amour and Alex Turner 8-0.

“Against Wooster the doubles teams stepped it up again and provided us with a good lead going into singles, it really felt good. We were ready to play this afternoon. Congrats to Ben (Godlove) for winning the final match of his career, he put in a solid effort today ,” commented Shoemaker.

Oberlin’s No. 4, Towne, defeated Sam Susanin 6-2, 6-4 adding to the Yeomen lead. Godlove, one of Oberlin’s two seniors used a 6-2 first set win to provide a bit of a cushion and then continued to play strong tennis winning the second set 7-5 over Wooster’s Arenstein.

Oberlin concludes the season 4-22 and will look to the future and improving upon this seasons seventh place finish. The current squad graduates only two seniors, Godlove and Sergio Sanchez.
B-W Women's Tennis Clinches 

Outright OAC Title with 9-0 

Shutout Win versus Wilmington

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA The Baldwin-Wallace College women's tennis team clinched the outright Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championship with a dominating, 9-0 victory versus OAC foe Wilmington College today (Sunday, May 2, 2010) inside the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse in Berea.

The OAC regular season title is the third in the last four years for the Yellow Jackets and veteran Head Coach Jack Bethlenfalvy (26 years and an OAC-record 292 career wins and 292-190 career record).  B-W also won its 12th straight match dating back to March 20.  During its 12-match winning streak, B-W has outscored its opponents, 93-15, including seven shutouts.

This match was originally scheduled to be played at Wilmington on Saturday, April 24, but postponed due to bad weather that day.  Since Wilmington played yesterday at OAC foe John Carroll University, the two coaches decided to play the match in Berea.

With their victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 15-7 overall and end the OAC regular season with a perfect 9-0 record. This also marks B-W's third unbeaten OAC mark in the last four years and ran its four-year mark to 35-1. With its loss, Wilmington is now 6-9 overall and ends the OAC regular season at 5-4.

The Yellow Jackets dominated the match from start-to-finish as they won 24 of a possible 31 points in doubles and 64 of a possible 76 points in singles for a combined 88 of 107 points overall.
EC Alumna Rebecca Mittler

B-W took a 3-0 lead in doubles play as the number one duo of junior Caitlyn Pecinovsky (Whitehall/Columbus Bishop Hartley) and freshman Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/Catholic) won, 8-0; the No.2 tandem of junior Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/Green) and sophomore Jenny Greene (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) won 8-2; and the No. 3 team of junior Katy Marshall (Medina/Senior) and freshman Anna Callahan (Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence Central) won, 8-5.  With their win at No.3, Essig and Marshall are now 12-9 overall, Pecinovsky and Mittler are 12-12 overall and Pelosi and Greene are 10-10 overall
Medina Alum Katy Marshall

In singles play, B-W won all six matches in straight sets to clinch the victory and the outright OAC title.  Pecinovsky won at No. 1, Greene at No. 2, Mittler at No. 3, Pelosi at No. 4, Marshall at No. 5, and freshman Danielle Rueger (Ashland/Senior) at No. 6.
Green grad Emily Pelosi

The 2010 OAC Tournament begins on Wednesday, May 5 when B-W hosts a first round match against either Marietta College (3-9 overall and 2-7 in the OAC) or Heidelberg University (4-11, 2-6 OAC). Heidelberg hosts Capital University this morning in Tiffin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday's quarterfinal match is at 3:30 p.m. at the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea.

The OAC Final Four is on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The winner of the OAC Tournament receives the OAC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Oberlin Golf Concludes Season
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Final Results

Mount Vernon, Ohio – The Oberlin College golf team completed its final event of the season, finishing ninth overall with 1,191 strokes over three rounds at the NCAC Invitational hosted by Kenyon College. 

Rookie Andrew DeCarlo was the top Yeomen finisher as he needed 291 strokes to get through 54 holes. After checking in with rounds of 97 and 102 on Saturday, he carded in a score of 92 on Sunday.

Finishing two shots back of DeCarlo was Ron Rupard who started with a 102 before bouncing back with rounds of 94 and 97.

Jake Panka posted a mark of 298 (106-92-100) and Matt Richard completed the OC line-up with a score of 309 (102-99-108).

Ohio Wesleyan won the event with a team total of 914 (303-299-312), but Ben Smith of Wittenberg was the individual medalist as he completed three rounds on the par-72, 6,493-yard course in 224 (74-71-79) swings. 

While the Bishops won today, Wittenberg won the NCAC Championship Series with a mark of 2,705 – edging OWU by just 35 strokes through the four events that makeup the championship.

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS
1. Wittenberg 2705
2. Ohio Wesleyan 2740
3. Allegheny 2799
4. Wooster 2870
5. Wabash 2894
6. Denison 2948
7. Kenyon 3005
8. Hiram 3199
9. Oberlin 1961 (did not participate in all four events)

DICK GORDIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Jesse Chiero, Ohio Wesleyan

BOB NYE AWARD (NCAC Invitational Medalist)

Ben Smith, Wittenberg

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD?

Jeff Roope, Wittenberg

ALL-NCAC FIRST TEAM?

Jesse Cheiro, Ohio Wesleyan
Ricky Boerner, Wittenberg
Craig Osterbrock, Wittenberg
Ben Smith, Wittenberg
Matt Donahoe, Allegheny
Bleu George, Wittenberg

ALL-NCAC SECOND TEAM
Mike Flickinger, Allegheny
Sam Russell, Wabash
Rob Hippert, Allegheny
Connor Monaghan, Denison
Nate Fridley, Ohio Wesleyan
Blake Sword, Wooster

ALL-NCAC HONORABLE MENTION

Tom Harman, Ohio Wesleyan
Thomas Fox, Ohio Wesleyan
Patrick Fritz, Allegheny
Tim Faerber, Wooster
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