May 14, 2010

*Courtesy of Luther College Athletics

ST. LOUIS - The Luther College men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA III National Tournament after defeating Westminster (MO) 5-0 this afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. Washington University is hosting the Central Regional.

Luther jumped out to a 3-0 lead after posting 8-4 victories at both #1 and #2 doubles and an 8-6 win at #3.

In singles action, Utsab Rijal became Luther's all-time leader for singles victories with 69, defeating his opponent Cooper Payne 6-0, 6-1. Scott Sundstrom, who will be playing at the NCAA III Individual Championships, secured the first round victory. Sundstrom defeated Tony Stephenson in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.