Hamline University
March 18, 2012

Men's Tennis Wins Second Match Of Season

The Piper men's tennis team doesn't need to go to Disneyland this week. They had their own fairy tale ending Sunday. Hamline opened a week in Orlando, Fla. with a 7-2 win over Colorado College. As it turned out, it was the Pipers' ability to win the tight ones that made the difference. David Croonquist and Robert Becker started it with a tight 8-6 win in doubles. Later, Andrew Lutz and Brendan FitzPatrick won a tiebreaker, 7-5, to take their doubles match, 9-8.

Hamline won five of the singles matches, several of which were quite close. Croonquist won a tiebreaker in his first set. The second set was up for grabs when his opponent was forced to default, giving Croonquist the win. Lutz rallied from a 1-6 loss in his first set to take two in a row, winning the titanic third tilt, 10-3. Derek Lutz then split a pair of 6-4 decisions and battled to a 10-8 decision to win his match. Sam Teitelbaum also had a successful tight squeeze, winning 7-6, 6-4. Only Bernard Mitambo rolled, winning his match, 6-1,6-2.

The Pipers are now 2-4 overall. They face Oglethorpe (GA) Monday.

Match Results