HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Concordia University Wisconsin men's tennis team earned its first win on its spring trip with an 8-1 rout over Hartwick College Wednesday afternoon.
The Falcons were dominant in singles play as they took all six matches, four in straight sets. Junior Russell Johnson (Monticello, Wis.) rolled a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, while junior Skip Turner (Eau Claire, Wis.) followed suit at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-3 win.
Senior Taylor Shaffer (Stoughton, Wis.) netted a 7-6 (10-8) win at No. 3 singles for the Falcons and Antoine Leon rallied for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win in the No. 4 singles spot. Also winning for CUW was junior Tanner Hahn (Reedsburg, Wis.), who gained a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 5 singles, and junior Ryan Buffamonte (Kenosha, Wis.), who won 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (7-3) in the No. 6 spot.
CUW also took two out of three doubles matches Tuesday to earn the 8-1 victory. Johnson and Leon partnered at No. 2 doubles for a 8-2 win, while junior Garrett Wells (Aurora, Ill.) and Buffamonte rolled to a 8-3 win at the No. 3 position.
CUW (3-6) will return to the court tomorrow when they take on Colby College at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
03/27/13 at Hilton Head, S.C. (Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort)
1. Johnson, Russell (CUW) def. Dumas, Peter (HC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Turner, Skip (CUW) def. Redder, Brian (HC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Shaffer, Taylor (CUW) def. Gilbraith, Will (HC) 7-6 (10-8), 6-0
4. Leon, Antoine (CUW) def. Brown, Liam (HC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
5. Hahn, Tanner (CUW) def. Coppola, Sean (HC) 7-5, 6-2
6. Buffamonte, Ryan (CUW) def. O'Connor, Keith (HC) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (7-3)
1. Dumas, Peter/Redder, Brian (HC) def. Turner, Skip/Shaffer, Taylor (CUW) 8-4
2. Johnson, Russell/Leon, Antoine (CUW) def. Gilbraith, Will/Brown, Liam (HC) 8-2
3. Wells, Garrett/Buffamonte, Ryan (CUW) def. Coppola, Sean/O'Connor, Keith (HC) 8-3
Hartwick College 0-2
Concordia Wisconsin 3-6