March 24, 2009

Lawrence University outlasts Pipers in men’s tennis

Dan Cromwell (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) and Andrew Lutz (Fy., Pine City, Minn.) battled at third doubles to win in a tie-breaker, 9-8 (10-7), before Lutz went on to sweep his matches with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at sixth singles.

Bernard Mitambo (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) also won at singles, taking the third set tie-breaker victory in the second spot, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

The fourth Piper point came at fifth singles from Kyle Helgemoe (So., Lakeville, Minn.), 6-3, 7-5.

Robert Becker (Fy., Minnetonka, Minn.) also played a three-set match, falling at first singles, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

With the non-conference loss, the Pipers fall to 1-8, 0-4 MIAC.