Sports Shorts

The Lawrence men’s tennis team had a busy weekend. The team hosted Lakeland College in a nonconference matchup and their first conference match against Lake Forest College Saturday.
The Lakeland match brought out the best in the team as they came out confident and strong. The team dropped a total of 10 games in the entire match as each player played their best matches of the season.
Juniors Dan Hertel, Travis Fondow and David Klaus all won 6-1, 6-0, while junior Lincoln Thomas won 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Roy Wimer won by default, as Lakeland did not have enough men to field an entire team.
The afternoon match opened up conference play for the Hertel. Sophomore Ryan Dunn teamed up to win at one doubles, and Fondow and Thomas followed suit at two doubles. Wimer and junior Kyle Nodarse dropped a tiebreaker, but the Vikes had an early 2-1 lead in the team’s matchup.
Dunn set the tone of the single matches by winning quickly. Hertel won a well-fought battle at two singles, but Lake Forest came back and won the rest of the singles, as well as the match.
The Vikings take on UW-Oshkosh, Concordia and Marion College this weekend.

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