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Men's Tennis - Thu, Mar. 20, 2014
Christian Wickenhauser at home against Amherst (3/17)
Christian Wickenhauser at home against Amherst (3/17)

The #11 Concordia men's tennis team took matches against the University of Redlands and Amherst College on March 14 and 17.

Concordia took the drive up to Redlands, CA on Friday, March 14 to take the win 5-4 at the Verdieck Courts.

Freshman Hayden Hensley (FR/Temecula, CA) led the way for the Eagles in the singles competition with a dominating performance against Jake Ly only allowing three total points on the match 6-0, 6-3.  Sophomore Moritz Pronath took the third leading spot on the day against Tom Suchodolski only allowing three points as well finishing the match 6-1, 6-2. 

Senior Jan Guler (SR/Immensee, Switzerland) defeated Nick Cummins for the fifth slot on the leader board.  Guler started with a powerful performance in the first set taking it 6-2.  Cummins bounced back to take the match to an even score 4-6, but could not hold on against Guler in the third who came back with a 6-3 victory.  Freshman Severin Diemand (FR/Mumliswil, Switzerland) started off with a difficult first set match rallying back and forth only to take the defeat 6-7 (5-7).  Diemand came back after a 0-1 deficit to take command over the next two matches 6-4, 6-3.

Senior Christian Wickenhauser/Guler took the solo win for the Eagles in the doubles competition with a difficult battle against Cummins/Teddy Jones 8-5.

After the trip home and two weekend days of rest, the tennis team tightened their rackets and stepped out onto the court against Amherst College on Monday, March 17 to repeat another victory with a close dual 5-4, their first win against Amherst in the last three seasons.

Wickenhauser started it off for Concordia in the singles competition against opponent Michael Solimano taking the match in two sets 6-4, 6-4.  Guler found a rhythm against Aaron Revzin in the first set earning the victory 6-3.   Revzin did not go down without a fight, but Guler held onto the win 7-6.  Pronath took on Myles Tang of Amherst College in a three-set match.  Pronath started off strong with a 6-4 win, but was defeated going into the second match 5-7.  In the determining match, Pronath set the tone as an Eagle taking back the lead and bringing home the win 6-3.

Wickenhauser/Guler fought together in the doubles competition against Solimano/Revzin finding a close victory 8-6.  Taking the final win in competition and the overall win for the Eagles was Pronath/Hensley against Russel Einbinder/Carlos de Bracamante with a strong presence on the court taking the victory 8-4.

After two days of hard competition, the Eagles bring their overall record to an even 5-5 for the year.  The University of Redlands took a fall to a 4-5 record and Amherst College had their first loss on the year 4-1.

The Eagles take on #14 Bethany College at home in Irvine, CA on Friday, March 21.


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