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Men's Tennis Sweeps Augustana And Northwestern At Home
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - After winning four straight meets, the UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team continued dominating its opponents today after beating both the Northwestern College Eagles and Augustana College Vikings 9-0 at the Ade Olson Courts on UW-Eau Claire's upper campus.
The dual wins put the Blugolds at an overall record of 20-7.
In the singles competitions against the Eagles, the Blugolds' swept the matches. Dirk Van Rybroek (Fr.-Madison, Wis./Edgewood) won the No. 1 spot with scores of 6-2 and 6-3 while Aaron Johnson (So.-Andover, Minn./Elk River) took the No. 2 spot with the 6-1 and 6-3 scores. In the No. 3 match, Chris Thornton (So.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) won it with scores of 6-1 and 6-0 while the No. 4 spot was handled by Mike Olson (So.-Ham Lake, Minn./Blaine) who won the competition with scores of 6-0 and 6-0. The No. 5 spot was won with scores of 6-2 and 6-0 by David Kelley (Fr.-Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon) and the No. 6 spot was won by Willie Lutz (Fr.-Ellsworth, Wis.) with scores of 6-2 and 6-1.
In singles against the Vikings, the Blugolds again took every spot. Steve Lantz (Sr.-Rochester, Minn./Century) won the No. 1 spot with scores of 6-3 and 6-1 while Lars Olson (So.-De Pere, Wis.) was victorious at the No. 2 spot with scores of 6-4 and 6-2. The No. 3 spot was played by Phil Loprinzi (Jr.Rochester, Minn./Mayo) who won with two 6-0 scores. Kevin Fawcett (Jr.-Madison, Wis./Verona) triumphed at the No. 4 spot with scores of 6-2 and 6-4 while Chris Kuna (Fr.-Edina, Minn.) won the No. 5 spot with scores of 6-3 and 6-4. The No. 6 spot played by Eric Wollum (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) was won with scores of 6-1 and 6-1.
In the doubles competition against the Eagles, the Blugolds dominated the courts again. The No. 1 pair of Brett Burleigh (So.-Verona, Wis.) and Mike Olson won 8-3 while the No. 2 pair of Matt Hambidge (Fr.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) and Thornton won 8-1. The No. 3 doubles team of Jeff Liegel (Fr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) and Brian Mixtacki (Jr.-Madison, Wis./La Follette) went undefeated with the 8-0 win.
In the doubles competition against the Vikings, the Blugolds took all three matches. Lantz and Lorpinzi won the No. 1 doubles match 8-5 while Kuna and Lars Olson triumphed in the No. 2 doubles match 8-6. The No. 3 team of Fawcett and Van Rybroek took their match 9-8 and 8-6 to give the Blugolds the sweep of Augustana.
The Blugolds will travel to St. Paul, Minn., tomorrow to take on Bethel College and Hamline University. The meets against Bethel are set to start at noon while competition against Hamline will start at 6 p.m.Eau Claire-Augustana Box Score
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