Ohio Northern prevails over Transylvania men's tennis in final match of Transylvania Invitational

McNamee action shot

Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania men's tennis team wrapped up its opening weekend of spring play on Sunday afternoon with a tough challenge against the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears at Top Seed Tennis Club in the inaugural Transylvania Invitational tournament.

The Polar Bears captured an 8-1 victory over the Pioneers in the final match of tournament play, sending the Pioneers to 0-4 on the year while the Polar Bears' mark was sharpened to 3-2.

Ohio Northern gained the upper hand early on the Pioneers by sweeping all three doubles matches for a commanding 3-0 lead. The No. 1 doubles duo of sophomore twins Nick and Noah McNamee went back and forth with Ohio Northern's Vinh Thai and Matt Garcia before the Polar Bear contingent squeezed out an 8-6 win.

Nick McNamee pushed Thai in No. 1 singles play before Thai eventually captured a 6-4, 6-3 win.

Noah McNamee was the lone winner of the day for the Pioneers with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win in straight sets over Elliott in the No. 2 singles position.

Transylvania is back in action on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. to host local rival Berea College at Top Seed Tennis Club in a nonconference showdown.

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