Tennis team roughed up in Iowa

Peter Griffith

The men’s tennis team went on its toughest road trip of the season last weekend, losing three matches to regionally ranked teams. The Vikings lost to Coe College, Luther College and Grinnell each by 6-1 margins.
The Iowa road swing is traditionally very difficult, and this weekend proved no different. Lawrence picked up their three singles wins on the weekend from the top three players on the squad, with Fabrice Munyakazi-Juru taking a match from Luther’s number two player, Nick Beyler taking a match from Coe’s number two player, and Brian Hilgeman defeating Grinnell’s number three. The Viking number one doubles team of Beyler and Hilgeman also managed to defeat Grinnell’s number one doubles team. The two Grinnell wins were very important as they helped Beyler and Hilgeman in terms of seeding for conference.
“The scores don’t represent how well we played this weekend,” said tennis team captain Alex Weck, “considering we took a point from three of the top teams in the region.” Lawrence played its last home meet on April 21, hosting Marian College; scores were not available before press time. They travel to Beloit on Sunday, setting them up for the conference tournament next weekend in Madison.

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