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Men's Tennis Earn Season's First Win
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005
OWATONNA, Minn. - The UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team earned their first win of the year with an 8-1 victory over St. Olaf here tonight at the Owatonna Indoor Tennis and Fitness Club.
Five of the six singles players won led by Aaron Nordenskjold (So.-Red Wing, MN) at two singles. Nordenskjold won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
Tim Eisele (Fr.-Lakeville, MN/Apple Valley), Jeff Peterson (So.-Edina, MN) and Mike Borgertpoepping (Fr.-Owatonna, MN) all won their first matches of the year. Eisele won 6-3, 6-1 at three singles, Peterson 6-3, 6-2 at four singles and Borgertpoepping 7-6, 6-2 at six singles. Erik Brandner (Fr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) improved to 2-0 on the year with a 6-2, 6-3 win at five singles.
The Blugolds swept the doubles action winning all three matches. Borgertpoepping and Chris Slagle (Sr.-St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall) won 9-8 at one doubles. Nordenskjold and Eisele won 8-2 at two doubles while Peterson and Jake Znidarsich (Fr.-La Crosse/Central) won 8-1 at three doubles.
The win improves Eau Claire's record to 1-1 on the year.
The Blugolds will be in action next when they host St. Norbert tomorrow. The dual meet is set to begin at noon.
Eau Claire 8, St. Olaf 1
No. 1 - Ryan Pedersen (SO) def. Chris Slagle (EC) 6-4, 7-6.
No. 2 - Aaron Nordenskjold (EC) def. Drew Erie (SO) 6-2, 6-4.
No. 3 - Tim Eisele (EC) def. Mike Matsuuia (SO) 6-3, 6-1.
No. 4 - Jeff Peterson (EC) def. Chase Donaldson (SO) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 5 - Erik Brandner (EC) def. Erick Brandenbrug (SO) 6-2, 6-3.
No. 6 - Mike Borgertpoepping (EC) def. Kevin Lukers (SO) 7-6, 6-2.
No. 1 - Slagle/Borgertpoepping (EC) def. Pedersen/Curran (SO) 9-8.
No. 2 - Eisele/Nordenskjold (EC) def. Erie/Brandenburg (SO) 8-2.
No. 3 - Znidarsich/Peterson (EC) def. Matsuuia/Gruner (SO) 8-1.
- JL -