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.