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Carthage College

  • Date: Monday, March 19, 2012
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: Orlando, Fla.

The Luther men’s tennis team won its third straight match with a 7-2 victory over Carthage in the opening match of the team’s spring break trip to Orlando, Fla., improving to 9-3 overall.  The Norse saw eight players earn a win in a battle of regionally ranked foes.

The Norse, currently ranked No. 13 in the Central Region, jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles against Carthage, currently ranked No. 11 in the Central Region.  Tyler Zinnecker and Aaron Gendron raced out to a 7-1 lead at No. 3 doubles and then held off a late charge from Alex McLean and Connor Moon to pick up an (8-4) victory.  Nick Mozena and James Ayer won the final two games to break a 6-6 tie at No. 2 doubles, edging out Matt Whiteside and Nick Boomgarden for an (8-6) victory.  Scott Sundstrom and Ramesh Karki rallied from a 5-1 deficit at No. 1 doubles, but lost (9-8 (3)) to Jeff Lotz and Daneric Hazelman to give Carthage its first point.

Matt Bellio and Quinn Foley won in straight sets at No. 5 and No. 6 to give Luther a 4-1 victory.  Bellio beat Boomgarden (6-4, 6-1) and Foley defeated Brian Howes (6-2, 6-3).  Sundstrom was also a straight set winner at No. 1, clinching the victory for the Norse with a (6-4, 6-1) decision against Lotz in a match-up of regionally ranked singles players.  Ramesh Karki played a lengthy first set before pulling away for a (6-3, 6-0) decision against Hazelman at No. 2.  Gendron prevailed (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) over McLean at No. 4.  Mozena won his first set at No. 3, but dropped a (6-7, 6-0, (10-2)) decision to Whiteside at No. 3.

Box Score

Sophomore

Philadelphia, Pa.

Central

Sophomore

Fon Du Lac, Wis.

St. Mary's Spring Academy

Senior

Flower Mound, Texas

Flower Mound

Sophomore

Kathmandu, Nepal,

Xavier International

Junior

Dubuque, Iowa

Senior

Senior

Lino Lakes, Minn.

Centennial

Senior

Davenport, Iowa

Assumption

First Year

Dellwood, Minn.

Mahtomedi

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