March 22, 2012

Men's Tennis Heads Home Happy

There's no place like ... Orlando, Florida? Well, HU men's tennis coach Jon Henning and his team might think so. The Pipers finished off a 4-1 week there with a 5-4 win over Wis-Oshkosh Thursday afternoon. A string of singles victories proved to be the key as Hamline evened its overall mark at 5-5.

Bernard Mitambo won his seventh straight match at No. 3 singles with a solid 6-3, 6-0 win. Mitambo is now 8-2 in singles competitions this season. Sam Teitelbaum squeaked out an 8-6 tiebreaker to win his first 7-=6 and then smashed his way to a 6-2 win in the second set for the win at No. 3 singles. Andrew Lutz fought his way to a 7-5 win to open his match at No. 4 singles. The second set was a 6-0 rout. Derek Lutz jumped to a quick lead and won at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-1. 

Mitambo and Andrew Lutz made their first partnership of the year at doubles a successful one with an 8-4 victory.

The Pipers return to St. Paul to open their home schedule March 30 against St. Mary's. the match begins at 4:00 p.m.

Wis-Oshkosh match results