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Men's Tennis - Kalamazoo College

Date:February 23, 2014
Results:1-8
Location:Kalamazoo, Mich.

Luther wrapped up a busy weekend with an 8-1 loss to Kalamazoo at the Markin Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.  Luther pushed the Hornets at several positions, but was only able to salvage a point at No. 5 singles from James Ayer.

Torstein Jystad and Isaiah Mayerchak had the closest doubles match, falling (9-7) to Kalamazoo’s David DeSimone and Mike Korn.  The Hornets’ duo of Branden Metzler and Alan Faber won by an (8-5) margin over Ayer and Kyle Appel at No. 2 and also won (8-4) at No. 1, where Peter Rothstein and Robert Hudson defeated Luther’s Ramesh Karki and Quinn Foley to complete the doubles sweep.

Trailing 3-0, the Norse continued to battle in singles with Karki (No. 1) and Appel (No. 3) each winning the opening set while Kalamazoo won the first set at No. 2 and No. 4.  The Hornets made it 4-0 when Hudson knocked off Matt Bellio (7-5, 6-1) at No. 4.  Metzler rallied to defeat Karki (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) at No. 1 to clinch the match for Kalamazoo.  Korn also came back from a one set deficit to beat Appel (2-6, 6-1, 6-1) at No. 3.  After Jystad forced a deciding third set, Rothstein grabbed the early advantage and gave the Hornets a third straight three set victory (6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1) at No. 2.  The Hornet lead grew to 8-0 when Spencer Navarre defeated Luther’s Mayerchak (6-3, 6-3) at No. 6.  Ayer put the Norse on the board when he rallied to win (3-6, 7-5, (10-5) at No. 5 singles.

Luther is now 7-3 overall this season.

Box Score

Senior

Philadelphia, Pa.

Central

Senior

Fond du Lac, Wis.

St. Mary's Spring Academy

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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