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St. Norbert College

From site: Tennis (men)

Date:February 9, 2013
Results:8-1
Location:Moline, Ill.

The Luther men’s tennis team opened its 2013 campaign with a pair of matches at the Quad City Tennis Club on Saturday, Feb. 9.  The Norse opened with an 8-1 victory against St. Norbert, rallying at a couple spots to earn a doubles sweep and then winning five of the six singles matches for the win.

Sean Brown and Samuel Cychosz started things off with an (8-3) victory at No. 3 against Travis Buechel and Nate Gosz, but the Norse fell behind by two breaks in the other two matches.  After trailing 0-3, Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley rallied back to eventually pulled out a (9-7) win at No. 1 over Tim Hartwick and Nick Acosta.  Nick Mozena and James Ayer were behind 2-6, but made a thrilling comeback, also notching a (9-7) win, defeating Casey Brice and Matt Lobeck to put the Norse ahead, 3-0.

Torstein Jystad locked down his first singles win of the spring in dominating fashion, rolling to a (6-1, 6-1) decision against Josh Sweere at No. 4.  Foley clinched the team win with a (6-1, 6-2) victory over Zach Zdanovec at No. 6 and Karki quickly followed up with a (6-1, 6-0) win against Lobeck at No. 1.  Mozena was a (6-1, 6-3) winner against Hartwick at No. 2, but the Green Knights responded with a (6-3, 6-4) victory from Buechel over Luther’s Matt Knutson to make it 7-1.  Matt Bellio closed out the scoring by tallying a (7-5, 6-3) win against Acosta at No. 3.

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

Apple Valley, Minn.

Eastview

Sophomore

Kolbotan, Norway,

Oppegaard Videregaaende Skole

Sophomore

Janesville, Wis.

Parker

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