Warriors Drop Two Non-Conference Duals In Iowa
WLC falls to Cornell (9-0), edged by Dubuque (5-4)
March 2, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's tennis team dropped a pair of non-conference dual matches Saturday to Cornell and Dubuque at the Small Multi-Sport Center Arena.
The Warriors began the day by falling victim to a sweep from the Rams (6-0). Cornell won the three doubles flights by scores of 8-5, 8-1, and 8-0. CC also won all six singles matches, but not before sophomore Lee Johnson (Hales Corners, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) gave the Rams' top player a battle as he fell in three sets 6-1, 4-6, 10-7.
In their second dual of the day, the Warriors dropped a close 5-4 decision to the Dubuque Spartans (3-5). The Warriors opened play by winning two of three doubles matches as the tandems of Johnson and junior Ryan Sallmann (Waukesha, Wis./West) (8-1) and freshman Zach Birner (Neenah, Wis./Luther Preparatory) and sophomore Luke Schroeder (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) (8-5) won their matches at #1 and #2 doubles, respectively.
Johnson and Birner were also victorious in singles action, winning at #1 and #3, respectively. Johnson came away with a 6-4, 6-0 victory, while Birner won convincingly 6-1, 6-1. The Warriors were unable to come away with a win in any of the other flights.
Wisconsin Lutheran (0-4) returns to the courts March 23 when it plays a non-conference match at Ripon (0-5). The dual against the Red Hawks is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at Larson Courts.