Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – One team struggled to win while the other team won in dominating fashion. That was the story of the day as Northern Kentucky University swept Lewis University in Great Lakes Valley Conference tennis action Saturday at the Lewis Tennis Center.
The NKU menís team (8-4, 2-0 GLVC) extended their winning streak to six after barely nipping the winless Flyers by a 5-4 final margin. The NKU womenís team (10-4, 2-0 GLVC), on the other hand, slammed their counterparts 8-1 for their sixth consecutive win as well.
In menís action, Lewis jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after taking two of the three doubles points before the Norse strung together four singles wins to clinch the match victory.
In No. 3 doubles flight action, the duo of Will Knoll and Tyler Fraser (3-1) won NKUís lone doubles point by defeating the team of Bret Mega/Scott Mauer by a count of 8-4.
The top two flights in the doubles portion of the match saw Uno Lapimaa and Tonis Irdoja teamed up to defeat Frtiz Dlabik and Ignacio Ortiz while Ben Karas and Balazs Somogyi downed Felipe Rossetti and Jason Arenstein, both by 8-5 finals to take two points for the Flyers (0-9, 0-2 GLVC).
The singles matches saw a mirror image of the top two doubles flights as Lewis took the top two singles flight matches Ė Lapimaa over Ortiz (4-6, 6-2, 4-6) and Irdoja over Dlabik (7-5, 7-5) Ė before the Norse stormed back to take the match behind the singles play of Ricardo Weaver, Jason Kramer, Knoll, and Fraser.
Weaver defeated Somogyi (6-4, 6-4), Kramer trounced Chris Thomas (6-0, 6-0), Knoll downed Karas (6-2, 7-6), and Fraser derailed Mauer (6-1, 6-0).
In womenís action, NKU, which is ranked 42nd nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, dropped only two sets total with one being in the No. 3 doubles flight before reeling off the next eight points to take the match 8-1.
The team of Michelle Schirmann and Kristen Sunday downed the Flyer duo of Katie Hargrove and Bayley Brown 8-2 in No. 2 doubles flight action to run their record to 10-4 overall and 10-3 in the No. 2 flight.
Stephanie Isaacs and Jillian Sturgeon slipped by Agata Wojciechowska and Melanie Sandberg for an 8-4 victory.
Lewis (6-5, 1-1 GLVC), who had defeated Indianapolis 6-3 on Friday at home, was no match for the Norse in singles action as NKU dropped just one singles set to cruise to an 8-1 victory.
Sunday defeated Sandberg (6-2, 6-2), Isaacs downed Wojciechowska (6-0, 6-2), Schirmann nudged Hargrove (6-0, 6-2), Jenny Hand squeaked by Brown (6-3, 3-6, 10-3), Sturgeon passed by Clare Kessler (7-6, 6-0), and Maggie Koetter cruised by Maggie Novak (6-1, 6-0) to complete the victory.
NKU take to the road once again next week to as the take on Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday and Quincy on Sunday.