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It’s been a long time coming, but the Muhlenberg men’s tennis team finally faced DeSales and came out with the win, 8-1. The match – originally scheduled for
Brian Wernick
Wernick is 2-0 on the season when playing in the top singles spot.
Saturday, March 17 – was postponed until today due to weather, and it was the first match between the two teams since 1997.

The Mules (3-2) swept doubles and won five of the six singles matches. They now hold a 16-1 all-time record against the Bulldogs (1-2).

At No. 3 doubles, sophomore Brian Wernick and junior Jamie Goldman made quick work of their opponents, easily winning 8-1 for Muhlenberg’s first team point of the day.

The other two doubles matches required a bit more time, and both came down to the wire.

At No. 2, Muhlenberg sophomore Tim Ness and senior Michael DiVita took the lead two sets to one but then later found themselves down, 5-4. They regained the lead again, and with the score 7-6 in favor of the Mules, they served for the match. Muhlenberg fell behind love-40 in that final game but came back to tie the score at 40-40. After four more ties, the Mules finally won when one of the Bulldog players returned the ball into the net.

The story was similar for No. 1 doubles partners, junior Jesse Kirschenbaum and freshman Mark Apostolos. After playing from behind all match, they turned a 6-5 deficit into a 7-6 lead and served for the match, eventually winning 8-6.

In singles, Kirschenbaum (No. 2), Apostolos (No. 3), Ness (No. 5) and DiVita (No. 6) each won their matches in straight sets. DiVita is now 3-0 in singles play on the spring season, while Ness improves his record to 2-0.

Wernick, playing at No. 1 singles for the second time this spring, won his match on a supertiebreaker, 10-3, after dropping the first set and winning the second.

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Last updated March 26, 2007