Men's Tennis clinches NACC Tournament berth, defeats Wisconsin Lutheran
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak with a 7-2 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College Wednesday night at the Princeton Club. The win clinched a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament berth for the Falcons.
Also winning in doubles play for the Falcons was the No. 2 duo of junior Benjamin Nommensen (Waupaca, Wis.) and senior Garrett Wells (Aurora, Ill.). Nommensen and Wells edged their opponents, 9-7, while junior Steven Fritz (Berwyn, Ill.) and senior Tanner Hahn (Reedsburg, Wis.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win at the No. 3 spot.
Singles play saw several close matches, four of which went to a third and deciding set. The Falcons were able to win three of those four, including a No. 2 singles victory by Turner. He took his first set 7-6, before falling in set number two, 0-6. Turner then rebounded for a 7-5, set-three win to pick up the key victory.
Junior Robert Spiering (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and Fritz also won in three sets at No. 5 and 6 singles, respectively. Both players dropped the opening set before rallying for the win. Spiering took his match 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Fritz gained a 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 win. Also winning in singles play for the Falcons was Nommensen at the No. 3 position, 6-3, 6-4.
Wisconsin Lutheran (8-9, 5-2 NACC) would gain a three-set win at No. 1 singles and also picked up a No. 4 singles victory.
CUW (10-12, 5-2 NACC) will conclude its regular season schedule Saturday with a pair of home matches at the Kohler Sports Core. CUW will host both Dominican University and Concordia University Chicago.