Strong singles play lifts Kenyon in 7-2 win against Wisconsin-Whitewater
GAMBIER, Ohio -- In the first of two matches for fifth-ranked Kenyon, the Lords rallied with five wins out of six singles matches to overcome Wisconsin-Whitewater 7-2. Jacob Huber earned a pair of wins during the course of the match to aid in the win.
Tim Rosensteel and Sam Geier won their second match as a pair this season 8-4 against Ben Shklyar and Jake Humphreys to start the day. Wisconsin-Whitewater tied the match by outlasting Wade Heerboth and Colin Haas 9-7 but Huber and Michael Roberts cashed in on an 8-5 victory to regain the advantage heading into the singles portion of the match.
Haas bounced back to earn Kenyon's first individual win against Brian Klein 6-0, 6-1, to extend the lead. The win was the first of four consecutive singles wins that helped clinch the match in the Lords' favor. Hass' victory was followed by a 6-1, 6-3 win by Heerboth against Shklyar. Rosensteel and Huber followed in succession with wins against Byron Balkin (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) and Scott Butler (6-2, 6-0), respectively. Rosensteel's victory clinched the match for Kenyon at 5-1, before Kenyon stole two of the final three matches to close things out.
Freshman Nick Fiaschetti made his spring debut for the Lords and rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win against Matt Bisbee in the final draw.
The Warhawks (1-4) entered the match ranked No. 24 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association but have now lost three in a row.
No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 8, Mary Hardin-Baylor 1
No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 5, Midwestern State 4
SAN ANTONIO -- The Tiger men's tennis team won a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon, finishing off an undefeated weekend of play at home.
The Tigers opened the day with an 8-1 win against Mary Hardin-Baylor, sweeping all three doubles contests, and also taking five of the six lines in singles.
Clayton Neiss and Nico Moreno were winners in both singles and doubles for the Tigers against UMHB. Neiss teamed with Charlie Curtis for an 8-4 win at line three doubles, and also scored a 6-3, 6-2 win from his fourth position in singles. Moreno and Paxton Deuel took an 8-3 victory in the top line of doubles, then he also won 6-0, 6-4 from the second spot in singles.
Against Midwestern State, Trinity took two of three doubles matches to take the early advantage, then split the singles matches to earn the team victory.
Jordan Mayer clinched the match for the Tigers with his 6-4, 6-4 win at line five singles. Greg Haugen earned a 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 win to start off singles play from the third position. The doubles partners were able to avenge their earlier loss in doubles play for the Tigers.
Midwestern State tied the match with a pair of singles wins to follow Haugen's opening victory, but Aaron Skinner broke the tie with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 comeback win at line two, setting up Mayer's clincher.