Hamline News

February 27, 2009

Pipers sweep doubles en route to defeat of Rams

Robert Becker (Fy., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Bernard Mitambo (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) paired up at first doubles for an 8-6 win, while Kyle Helgemoe (So., Lakeville, Minn.) and Brendan Fitzpatrick (Fy., White Bear Lake, Minn.) won 8-3 at second doubles.

The doubles sweep was completed by Dan Cromwell (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) and Andrew Lutz (Pine City, Minn.) at third doubles with an 8-3 win.

Becker also posted a first singles win, 6-3, 6-0. Cromwell posts a 6-3, 6-4 win at third singles and Helgemoe won 6-1, 6-2 at fourth singles.

The seventh Piper win came in a third set super-breaker from Lutz at fifth singles, 7-5, 1-6, 11-9.

Hamline improves to 1-3, 0-2 MIAC with the non-conference win.

They next play at Gustavus tomorrow, Saturday, February 28, at 12:30. The match will be played at Owatonna Indoor.