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Men’s tennis team drops first two matches of 2013

Julie Kendall

Sports Editor

The Fighting Scots’ men’s tennis team began their season with back-to-back losses, first falling to Otterbein University 6-3 on Feb. 2 and then dropping last Saturday’s home opener against Walsh University 7-2.

Against Otterbein (3-1), Erik Lindberg ’15 and Milo Saurman ’16 got the only doubles win for Wooster by a score of 8-5. Jacob Pine ’16 and Paul Thomas ’14 put up a tough fight in the number two doubles position, but ultimately lost 9-7.

Despite his initial setback, Pine would later prevail in the singles competition in the fifth position, after splitting the first two sets 2-6 and 6-2. He secured the tiebreaker set 1-0 to get the 10-5 win.

Zack Rotter ’14 earned the only other singles victory for the Scots in the No. 6 position by a score of 10-4 after splitting the first two sets 4-6 and 6-3.  In the number three position, Harrison Suttle ’16 also split the first two sets against Otterbein’s David Seckel, but ultimately fell 10-8.

Wooster played their first home match of the season  on Feb. 9 against Walsh University (1-2). Saurman and Willy Nelson ’16 gave Wooster their two singles victories in the number five and number six positions. Both won in two sets, with Nelson going 6-4 and 6-3, and Saurman winning 6-4 and 6-4.

Nelson and Pine teamed up for number two doubles, losing 8-5, while Lindberg and David Greetham ’13 fell by the same margin in the third doubles position.

The Scots will look to secure their first victory tomorrow against Wabash College in Oberlin, Ohio.

 

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