Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
CEDARVILLE, Ohio – When you look up the definition of blowout
don’t be surprised if you see the results the Northern Kentucky
University men’s tennis match at Cedarville University on
Tuesday. The Norse took down the Yellow Jackets 9-0 at the Johnson-Murdoch
With the victory, NKU (11-4) extended its win streak to nine consecutive
matches, which is the most since the 2003-04 season when the Norse
strung together a season-best 11 match win streak en route to an
18-5 record and a Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament championship.
All nine wins in the streak have come on the road this season.
The Norse, who are the 8th-ranked team in the Midwest Region, got
off to a fast start by easily taking all three of the doubles points.
In the top doubles flight, Fritz Dlabik and Ignacio Ortiz blitz
past Kevin Furst and Brent Martin by a final count of 8-4. The
win improved the duos record to 7-2 on the season, all of which
are win the top flight.
Tyler Fraser and Will Knoll upped their record to 6-1 with an 8-2
victory over Caleb Speicher and Kyle DeBoer. In their first appearance
together on the season, Jason Kramer and Ricardo Weaver cruised
by Kyle Kirby and Jeff Whitcomb 8-1.
The match would get no better for the Yellow Jackets (3-7) from
that point on as Speicher was the only team member who came close
to winning a set.
Speicher was defeated by Knoll in the third flight match 7-5, 6-1.
The win allowed Knoll (11-3) to keep his team lead in individual
wins on the season – two others are tied with 10.
Speaking of 10 wins on the season, Dlabik blazed past Martin 6-0,
6-0 to improve his record to 10-2 while Weaver eased by DeBoer
6-3, 6-2 to up his record to 10-4.
Ortiz defeated Furst (6-1, 6-2), Kramer downed Kirby (6-1, 6-3),
and Lee Lonergan destroyed Zach Rost (6-2, 6-0) to close out the
match for the Norse.
NKU will now have a day to prepare for a tough stretch as they
host three matches in three days from Thursday to Saturday at the
Yeager Tennis Complex. The Norse will host Xavier University on
Thursday, Drury University on Friday, and Rockhurst University