Men's Tennis Wins Two Duals Friday

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team picked up two wins at the McPhee Physical Education Center tonight.

The Blugolds opened competition against UW-La Crosse and won 5-1 while defeating UW-Oshkosh 5-0 later. The teams did not play all nine flights, but stopped action after a team won five matches to conserve time due to playing on a smaller court indoors.

Eau Claire won all six doubles matches in the two dual competitions. Florent Marco (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) and Ryan Vande Linde (Fr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) limited their opponents' scores in both matches as they picked up two 8-1 victories in the No. 3 spot.

In singles play against La Crosse, Chris Kuna (Jr.-Edina, Minn.) won 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 spot while Eric Wollum (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) scored a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 3. The No. 5 match went to La Crosse while the other singles matches went unfinished.

Facing Oshkosh, Wollum again won at No. 3 singles, this time 6-0, 6-0 and Vande Linde won 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 6 spot. The other four singles matches went unfinished.

Tomorrow at 2 p.m. the Blugolds are scheduled to face UW-Whitewater.