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Men's Tennis - Carthage College

Date:March 27, 2013
Results:9-0
Location:Orlando, Fla.

The Luther College men’s tennis team faced its second foe of the day from the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) and this time came through with a 9-0 sweep of Carthage to finish out the spring trip to Orlando, Florida on a winning note.

Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley earned another close win, holding off Jeff Lotz and Alex Boomgarden by an (8-5) count at No. 1 doubles.  James Ayer and Sean Brown were (8-3) winners over Brandon Curtis and Conor Moon at No. 2 while Nick Mozena and Matt Bellio dispatched Ryan Jump and Brian Howes by an (8-2) score at No. 3.

Leading 3-0, the Norse wrapped up the team victory with quick wins from Ayer and Torstein Jystad.  Ayer beat Howes (6-1, 6-2) at No. 4 while Jystad defeated Juan Robles (6-0, 6-1) at No. 5.  Foley also won in straight sets at No. 6, earning a (6-3, 6-3) win against Tom Klassman.

The top three singles matches also went to a deciding third set super tie-breaker with Luther earning wins at all three spots.  Mozena rallied to defeat Boomgarden (1-6, 6-2, (10-2)) at No. 2 while Karki did the same in a (1-6, 6-4, (10-7) win over Lotz at No. 1.  Bellio held on for a (7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), (10-7)) victory against Jump at No. 3 to complete the sweep.

Luther is now 6-7 overall this season and ranked No. 16 in the Central Region.  The Norse will travel to Cedar Rapids to face Coe on Saturday, April 6 before returning home to host UW-Whitewater on Sunday, April 7.

Box Score

Junior

Philadelphia, Pa.

Central

Junior

Fon Du Lac, Wis.

St. Mary's Spring Academy

Senior

Decorah, Iowa

Decorah

Junior

Kathmandu, Nepal,

Xavier International

Senior

Dubuque, Iowa

Senior

Sophomore

Dellwood, Minn.

Mahtomedi

Sophomore

Kolbotan, Norway,

Oppegaard Videregaaende Skole

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

 

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