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Men's Tennis Sweeps Nazareth On Final Day Of Spring Break
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team swept Nazareth College (N.Y.) 9-0 on the final day of its spring break trip today.
The Blugolds improve to 16-7 on the season while Nazareth falls to 1-7.
Matt Hambidge (Fr.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) did not allow a point at he picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles. David Kelley (Fr.-Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon) recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 5 while Chris Thornton (So.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) won with scores of 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Eric Wollum (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) and Mike Olson (So.-Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) both allowed just three points as Wollum won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Olson won 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 4 spot. Aaron Johnson (So.-Andover, Minn./Elk River) also picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 2.
On the doubles side, Thornton and Hambidge allowed only one point as they won 8-1 in the No. 3 spot. Johnson and Olson won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles while Wollum and Van Rybroek picked up an 8-3 victory at No. 1.
Up next the Blugolds will be in Hanover, Ill. next Friday for a meet against Wheaton College and another against Elmhurst College. The Blugolds will face Wheaton at 4 p.m. while they will take on Elmhurst at 8 p.m.
- KM -