Hamline News

Pipers edge Saints for first win of 2010

The Pipers started off by winning a pair of doubles matches in the contest played at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville.

Croonquist and Robert Becker (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) won 8-5 at first double while Mitambo and Sam Tieitelbaum (So., Afton, Minn.) posted an 8-6 win at second doubles.

Croonquist went on to come back from a 1-5 first set deficit to win his first singles match, 7-5, 6-1. Mitambo won at second singles, 6-4, 6-1.

The fifth Piper match victory came from Andrew Lutz (So., Pine City, Minn.) at fifth singles, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Tietelbaum lost a close match in a super-breaker at sixth singles, 6-3, 1-6, 8-10, as did Kyle Helgemoe (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) at fourth singles, 6-7 (0-7), 6-4, 8-10.

Hamline is now 1-1, 0-1 MIAC while the Saints open the season at 0-2. The Pipers will next host Martin Luther College at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13. The match will be played at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville, Minn.