St. Cloud State 5, CU-Colorado Springs
St. Cloud State 5, CU-Colorado Springs 2May 6, 2005
St. Cloud, MN -- The St. Cloud State University men's tennis team (22-2) collected its first NCAA Division II postseason victory with a 5-2 win over Colorado University-Colorado Springs in the opening round of the NCAA Division II North Central Region Tournament on Friday, May 6, in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Huskies, who are making their fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in 2005, grabbed an early lead in the match with wins at second and first doubles. At second doubles, Jeff Horner and Titus Christianson posted a 9-7 win over CU-CS's Travis Sellentin and Jason Schultz. At first doubles, SCSU's duo of Tony Larson and Joey Jachymowski rolled to an 8-3 win over Sean Voorhies and Josh Johnson of CU-CS. The Mountain Lions gained their lone win in doubles play at third doubles as Eric Rivera and Jason Bisanti posted an 8-3 win over Dan Boulay and Michael Engdahl of SCSU.
In singles play, the Huskies gained a 3-1 edge in the match as Christianson gained a 6-2, 6-3 decision at second singles over CU-CS's Rivera. Schultz added a 6-4, 6-4 win over SCSU's Travis Marohl at fourth singles to make the match score 3-2.
At third singles, Engdahl posted a 6-2, 7-5 win over CU-CS's Sellentin. The match was iced when Boulay charted a 6-3, 7-5 win over CU-CS's Mark Kautilla. The other two matches at first singles (Larson vs. Voorhies) and fifth singles (Jachymowski vs. Johnson) were not finished since SCSU had the five matches in hand.
SCSU will now advance to play the winner of the 2 p.m. match between CSU-Pueblo and Nebraska-Kearney. Check back later for the results of that match.
1st Doubles: Tony Larson/Joey Jachymowski, SCSU def. Sean Voorhies/Josh Johnson, CU-CS 8-3
2nd Doubles: Jeff Horner/Titus Christianson, SCSU def. Travis Sellentin/Jason Schultz, CU-CS 9-7
3rd Doubles: Eric Rivera/Jason Bisanti, CU-CS def. Dan Boulay/Michael Engdahl, SCSU 8-3
1st Singles: Tony Larson, SCSU vs. Sean Voorhies, CU-CS Did not finish
2nd Singles: Titus Christianson, SCSU def. Eric Rivera, CU-CS 6-2, 7-3
3rd Singles: Michael Engdahl, SCSU def. Travis Sellentin, CU-CS 6-2, 7-5
4th Singles: Jason Schultz, CU-CS def. Travis Marohl, SCSU 6-4, 6-4
5th Singles: Joey Jachymowski, SCSU vs. Josh Johnson, CU-CS Did Not finish
6th Singles: Dan Boulay, SCSU def. Mark Kautilla, CU-CS 6-3, 7-5
--Courtesy St. Cloud