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UW-Whitewater

From site: Tennis (men)

Date:March 7, 2014
Results:0-9
Location:Janesville, Wis.

The Luther men’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to nationally ranked UW-Whitewater on at the Premier Tennis & Fitness Club in Janesville, Wis.  The Norse played competitive matches at several spots, but were unable to secure a win as the Warhawks earned the sweep.

Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley had the closest doubles match, falling (8-6) to Byron Balkin and Brian Klein at No. 1.  Karki broke serve to level the match at 6-6, but were broken right back and unable to hold off a late charge from the Warhawks.  James Ayer and Kyle Appel also played a solid match at No. 2, but lost (8-4) to Jake Humphreys and Scott Butler.  Torstein Jystad and Isaiah Mayerchak lost (8-2) to Cam Laktash and Marty Beck at No. 3.

Jystad performed admirably at No. 2 singles, eventually being edged out (4-6, 6-3, (10-8)) by Balkin.  Appel played a strong first set before losing (7-5, 6-1) to Rithwick Raman at No. 3.  The Warhawks swept the other four matches in straight sets to take the win.

Box Score

Luther is now 8-4 with all four losses coming against regionally ranked opponents.  A pair of those foes, UW-Whitewater (No. 23) and University of Chicago (No. 28), also hold national rankings.

Senior

Philadelphia, Pa.

Central

Senior

Kathmandu, Nepal,

Xavier International

Junior

Dellwood, Minn.

Mahtomedi

Junior

Kolbotan, Norway,

Oppegaard Videregaaende Skole

First Year

Coralville, Iowa

Iowa City West

First Year

Princeton, Minn.

Princeton

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