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Ball helps Tiffin go 5-0 in Hilton Head



Bellefontaine High School product Robbie Ball and his Tiffin University men’s tennis team had an outstanding performance last week at the Spring Tennis Fest in Hilton Head, S.C.

The event attracted 30 teams. Tiffin won all five of its matches.

The Dragons opened with a 7-2 win over St. Joseph’s College. Ball and teammate Luiz Carvalho won 8-3 in doubles play and Ball took his singles match 6-3, 6-2.

Tiffin then rolled to a 9-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan as Ball won 6-3, 6-1 in singles action.  

Next, Tiffin defeated West Liberty State 7-2 and Chowan College 7-2.

Against West Liberty, Ball and Carvalho won their doubles match 8-6 and Ball pulled out a 1-6, 6-2, 10-6 victory over highly touted Ivan Iranzabal.

In Tiffin’s victory over Chowan, Ball won his singles match 6-1, 7-5.

Tiffin rounded out the trip with an 8-1 win over Benedict College. Ball and Carvalho defeated Zibusiso Ndimande and Shane Latchman 8-1 in doubles play.

Ball, a junior, currently holds a singles record of 13-1. The Dragons are 11-4 on the season.

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