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Men's Tennis Aces Simpson, Hamline
Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2005
DECORAH, Iowa - The UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team rebounded from a 7-0 loss to Luther College to defeat Simpson College 6-1 and Hamline University 5-2 here today.
The Blugolds opened with the victory over Simpson. Eau Claire swept the doubles action with Chris Slagle (Sr.-St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall) and Mike Borgertpoepping (Fr.-Owatonna, MN) winning 8-5 at one doubles. Jeff Peterson (So.-Edina, MN) and Jake Znidarsich (Fr.-La Crosse/Central) remained undefeated at three doubles winning 8-1.
Eau Claire took five of six singles matches led by Aaron Nordenskjold's (So.-Red Wing, MN) 7-6, 6-4 win at two singles. Znidarsich won his first singles match of the year with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at six singles.
The Blugolds followed the Simpson win with the 5-2 win over Hamline. Eau Claire took two of three doubles matches with Peterson and Znidarsich improving to 6-0 at three doubles.
Nordenskjold bounced back from a 6-0 loss in the opening set to win the next two sets 6-2, 7-6 at two singles. Tim Eisele (Fr.-Lakeville, MN/Apple Valley), Znidarsich and Erik Brandner (Fr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) also won in singles actions.
Eau Claire will be in action next when it plays Bethel College Friday. The dual meet is set to begin at 6 p.m.
Eau Claire 6, Simpson 1
No. 1 - Luc Mbenoun (SC) def. Chris Slagle (EC) 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2 - Aaron Nordenskjold (EC) def. Matt Leavenworth (SC) 7-6, 6-4.
No. 3 - Tim Eisele (EC) def. Matt Johnson (SC) 6-2, 6-0.
No. 4 - Jeff Peterson (EC) def. Andrew Merrill (SC) 6-4, 6-1.
No. 5 - Mike Borgertpoepping (EC) def. Cory Veen (SC) 6-2, 6-4.
No. 6 - Jake Znidarsich (EC) def. JC Blomstedt (SC) 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 - Slagle/Borgertpoepping (EC) def. Mbenoun/Johnson (SC) 8-5.
No. 2 - Eisele/Nordenskjold (EC) def. Leavenworth/Merrill (SC) 8-6.
No. 3 - Znidarsich/Peterson (EC) def. Veen/Blomstedt (SC) 8-1.
Eau Claire 5, Hamline 2
No. 1 - Ben Watkins (HU) def. Chris Slagle (EC) 6-4, 6-3.
- JL -