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Wartburg College

From site: Tennis (men)

Date:April 20, 2013
Results:8-1
Location:Home

The Luther College men’s tennis team kept its winning streak intact with an 8-1 victory over Wartburg. A doubles sweep gave the Norse early momentum on the way to a third straight victory against an IIAC opponent.

Matt Bellio and Sean Brown won again at No. 3 doubles in convincing fashion, defeating Dayton Stevens and Josh Trueblood by an (8-2) score.  Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley were also sharp, picking up an (8-1) victory against Yusuf Chowdry and Brian Rasmussen at No. 1.  Nick Mozena and James Ayer held on to a one break advantage for much of the match, tallying an (8-5) victory over Eric Hilpert and Blayne Willadsen at No. 2, making it 3-0 in favor of the Norse.

Torstein Jystad continued his superb singles play on the day, winning (6-0, 6-2) over Stevens at No. 5.  Mozena was a (6-2, 6-1) winner against Rasmussen at No. 2 and Ayer put together a (6-2, 6-4) victory over Willadsen at No. 4.  Karki dropped his opening set at No. 1,  but responded very well to win (2-6, 6-0, (10-1)) over Chowdry.  Foley also went to a deciding third set super tie-breaker before prevailing (7-6, 4-6, (10-5)) against Trueblood at No. 6.  The Knights won the final match of the day as Hilpert defeated Bellio (6-4, 7-5) at No. 3.

The Norse are now 10-9 overall and 3-1 in the IIAC.  Luther will travel to Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday, April 23 to face both Dubuque and Loras.

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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

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