Bernard Mitambo got his senior season of tennis off to a good start. The senior won his singles match and teamed with Sam Teitelbaum for a doubles win in Hamline's season opening 6-3 loss to Wis-La Crosse at the U of M tennis center.
Mitambo and Teitelbaum's effort, a solid 8-2 win, was the lone HU triumph in the three double matches. In his singles win, Mitambo came back after dropping the first set 1-6 for 6-2 and 10-4 victories. Robert Becker earned HU's other win, a straight set pair of 6-3 triumphs.
It was the lone non-conference tuneup for the men before they open MIAC play next Saturday when they face Gustavus Adolphus, winners of the last 23 straight conference titles.
Wis- La Crosse Match Results
Nick Piotrowski (UWL) defeated David Croonquist (HU) 6-2, 6-1
Bernard Mitambo (HU) defeated Peter Stadum (UWL), 1-6, 6-2, 10-4
Robert Becker (HU) defeated Vic Marasola (UWL), 6-3, 6-3
Dante Pitera (UWL) defeated Sam Teitelbaum (HU), 7-6 (9-7), 6-0
Nick Skanavis (UWL) defeated Andrew Lutz (HU), 6-2, 6-4
Travis Murphy (UWL) defeated Derek Lutz (HU), 6-4, 6-1
Piotrowski-Stadum (UWL) defeated Croonquist-Becker (HU), 8-6
Mitambo-Teitelbaum (HU) defeated Pitera-Matt Bulger (UWL), 8-2
C.J. Schwind-Stephan DeLong (UWL) defeated Lutz-Lutz (HU) , 8-1