Hamline News

March 28, 2010

Pipers edge Rams to start play in the Sunshine State

Hamline opened the match by taking a 2-1 lead after doubles, led by a super-break win at first doubles by David Croonquist (Fy., North Oaks, Minn.) and Robert Becker (So., Minnetonka, Minn.), 9-8 (10-5).

Then at second doubles, Bernard Mitambo (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Kyle Helgemoe (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) edged out the competition for a 9-7 win.

Croonquist, Mitambo, and Helgemoe then went on to victory in singles to give Hamline the 5-4 team win.

Croonquist battled back at first singles after dropping the opening set to win in a third set tie-breaker, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). Mitambo won at third singles, 7-5, 6-3, while Helgemoe won his fourth singles match, 6-1, 6-4.  

Hamline improves to 5-4, 0-4 MIAC with the non-conference win, while Cornell is now 5-11, 2-1 IIAC. The Pipers will remain in Orlando to play UW-Eau Claire on Monday, March 29.