GLENDALE, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin won its second straight match downing Adrian College, 5-4, in a non-conference dual at the Paley Tennis Center Friday evening.
After dropping 2-of-3 in doubles play, the Falcons rallied with four wins in six singles matches to push past the Bulldogs. There was plenty of excitement at No. 1 singles as junior Russell Johnson (Monticello, Wis.) needed a tiebreaker to defeat Jordan Verbauwhede of AC, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 1-0 (5).
CUW also gained wins at No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 singles, all four of those coming in straight sets. Junior Skip Turner (Eau Claire, Wis.) and freshman Antoine Leon each won their matches 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Freshman Terry Jones (Maywood, Ill.) also won his singles competition at the No. 6 slot, 6-2, 7-5.
The singles success for the Falcons came after doubles play, where only the No. 1 duo of Turner and senior Taylor Shaffer (Stoughton, Wis.) picked up a victory, 8-4 over the Bulldogs top team.
CUW (2-4) is off until Mar. 25 when they begin their spring trip with five matches in five days. The Falcons will begin competition in Hilton Head, S.C. against Carroll University.
03/16/13 at Glendale, Wis (Paley Tennis Center)
1. Johnson, Russell (CUW) def. Verbauwhede, Jordan (AC) 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 1-0 (7-5)
2. Turner, Skip (CUW) def. Delacy, Ryan (AC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Mertz, Michael (AC) def. Shaffer, Taylor (CUW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Leon, Antoine (CUW) def. Hamilton, Cameron (AC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Amos, Alex (AC) def. Hahn, Tanner (CUW) 6-3, 6-1
6. Jones, Terry (CUW) def. Georgetti, Spencer (AC) 6-2, 7-5
1. Turner, Skip/Shaffer, Taylor (CUW) def. Verbauwhede, Jordan/Mertz, Michael (AC) 8-4
2. Hamilton, Cameron/Amos, Alex (AC) def. Johnson, Russell/Leon, Antoine (CUW) 8-2
3. Delacy, Ryan/Georgetti, Spencer (AC) def. Fritz, Steven/Hahn, Tanner (CUW) 8-2
Adrian College 7-5
Concordia Wisconsin 2-4