Men's Tennis splits a pair of non-conference matches

Photo by Lane Schwartz
Photo by Lane Schwartz

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Tennis team dropped its opening match Saturday against St. Mary's (Minn.) but rebounded well with a win over Carroll, splitting a pair of non-conference contests. The Falcons defeated Carroll in the afternoon by a 6-3 score, while falling earlier in the day, 7-2.

THE BASICS
- Final Score: St. Mary's 7, Concordia Wisconsin 2; Concordia Wisconsin 6, Carroll 3
- Location: Moorland Park Tennis Center – New Berlin, Wis.
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 2-1; St. Mary's 3-1; Carroll 0-3;

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons picked up a pair of tiebreak victories over Carroll, which proved to be the difference in the afternoon match. At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Brad Guendel (Greendale, Wis.) and freshman Christian Docter (Madison, Wis.) rallied for a 9-8 (10-5) victory. Docter kept that magic going in singles play, earning a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) win as well.

- CUW was 2-1 in doubles play against the Pioneers as the No. 2 team of senior Benjamin Nommensen (Waupaca, Wis.) and junior Trevor Budewitz (Watertown, Wis.) earned an 8-3 win.

- The other singles wins against Carroll came at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions. Sophomore Ceejay Schaffner (Winona, Minn.) was once again dominant at No. 5 singles, picking up his second 6-0, 6-0 win in as many days. Budewitz also rolled at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2.

- Senior Robert Spiering (Wauwatosa, Wis.) also posted a singles win over Carroll, netting a 6-3, 6-4 decision.

- Schaffner and Spiering had the Falcons lone wins in the morning match against the Cardinals, both needing a tiebreak to get there. Schaffner won 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-6) in a hard-fought match, while Spiering added a 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) win of his own.

RESULTS
Saint Mary's 7, Concordia Wisconsin 2
Singles competition
1. Collin Kaczorowski (SMU) def. Nommensen, Benjamin (CUW) 6-0, 6-2
2. Brenden Amiotte (SMU) def. Guendel, Brad (CUW) 6-0, 6-2
3. Brett Giesen (SMU) def. Docter, Christian (CUW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Warren Lawrenz (SMU) def. Budewitz, Trevor (CUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Schaffner, Ceejay (CUW) def. Alex Holm (SMU) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-6)
6. Spiering, Robert (CUW) def. Garen Merritt (SMU) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

Doubles competition
1. Collin Kaczorowski/Blake Olmscheid (SMU) def. Guendel, Brad/Docter, Christian (CUW) 9-7
2. Alex Holm/Warren Lawrenz (SMU) def. Nommensen, Benjamin/Budewitz, Trevor (CUW) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Brenden Amiotte/Alex Zuzek (SMU) def. Schaffner, Ceejay/Schotte, Jonathan (CUW) 8-0

Concordia Wisconsin 6, Carroll University 3
Singles competition
1. Peter Jaeger (CU) def. Nommensen, Benjamin (CUW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Quentin Lammers (CU) def. Guendel, Brad (CUW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Docter, Christian (CUW) def. Blake Youngberg (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Budewitz, Trevor (CUW) def. Noah Stemper (CU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Schaffner, Ceejay (CUW) def. Joshua Ramos (CU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Spiering, Robert (CUW) def. Ian Foster (CU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Guendel, Brad/Docter, Christian (CUW) def. Peter Jaeger/Quentin Lammers (CU) 9-8 (10-5)
2. Nommensen, Benjamin/Budewitz, Trevor (CUW) def. Noah Stemper/Ian Foster (CU) 8-3
3. Joshua Ramos/Blake Youngberg (CU) def. Schaffner, Ceejay/Fowle, Jonah (CUW) 8-2

UP NEXT
- The Falcons are back in action next weekend, hosting St. Norbert in another non-league matchup. The match is set for Friday with a 6 p.m. start at the Pleasant Valley Tennis & Fitness Club in Jackson.