Schedule and Results

Wabash College

Date:February 22, 2014
Results:8-1
Location:Holland, Mich.

Luther ventured to Michigan for a trio of matches, opening the weekend with a match-up against Wabash at the DeWitt Tennis Center in Holland, Mich.  A late rally at No. 3 doubles gave the Norse a 2-1 lead and momentum that carried over into a singles sweep, giving Luther an 8-1 victory over the Little Giants.

Ramesh Karki and Kyle Appel started the scoring for Luther with an (8-4) win against Graham McMullen and Mark Troiano.  After Wabash edged out the Norse by an (8-6) margin at No. 1, Luther’s Matt Bellio and Sam Cychosz rallied from a 7-4 deficit at No. 3, winning (9-7) over Nate Koelper and Mazin Hakim to give the Norse a 2-1 edge.

Isaiah Mayerchak came through with the first of six points for the Norse in singles, defeating Hakim (6-2, 6-4) at No. 6.  Appel held off a second set rally from Koelper at No. 3, hanging on for a (6-0, 7-6 (4)) win, making it 4-1 in favor of Luther.  Torstein Jystad clinched the victory with a win over Michael Makio at No. 2.  After outlasting Makio by a (7-6 (5)) margin in the first set, Jystad pulled away with a 6-2 margin to close out the victory.

James Ayer continued his strong play at No. 5, defeating McMullen (6-4, 6-3) to make it a 6-1 Norse advantage.  Ramesh Karki and Matt Bellio each came through with victories to close out the match.  Karki beat Wade Miller (7-5, 6-2) at No. 1 while Bellio earned a third set super tie-breaker win (6-3, 4-6 (10-6) over Troiano at No. 3.

Box Score

Senior

Philadelphia, Pa.

Central

Senior

Fond du Lac, Wis.

St. Mary's Spring Academy

Senior

Kathmandu, Nepal,

Xavier International

Junior

Kolbotan, Norway,

Oppegaard Videregaaende Skole

First Year

Coralville, Iowa

Iowa City West

First Year

Princeton, Minn.

Princeton

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