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Men's Tennis Falls to UW-Whitewater

Men's Tennis Falls to UW-Whitewater

Eau Claire, Wis. ( The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire men's tennis team fell to UW-Whitewater 3-6 on Sunday afternoon.

The Blugolds got out to a great start, winning two of three doubles matches.  Zach Janssen (Green Bay, Wis./ Notre Dame) and partner Grant Mauthe (Neenah, Wis.) earned a tough victory at number one doubles, defeating Jimmy Engelhart/Alex Gray (UWW-M) 8-7 (7-5). . Daniel Schoen (Brookfield, Wis/ Central) and Matt Christensen (Rochester, Minn. /Century) earned the Blugolds' second doubles victory with a 8-6 triumph at number two doubles. 

After a great start in doubles action the Blugolds' were unable to keep momentum on their side. Janssen earned then only point in singles action wtih a three set win at number one singles. Janssen defeated Jimmy Engelhart (UWW-M) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3. 

Singles competition
1. Zach Janssen (UWEC) def. Jimmy Engelhart (UWW-M) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3
2. Brandon Dechter (UWW-M) def. Matt Christensen (UWEC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
3. Ryan Mitchell (UWW-M) def. Grant Mauthe (UWEC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Alex Gray (UWW-M) def. Daniel Schoen (UWEC) 6-1, 7-5
5. Brendan Pietila (UWW-M) def. Adam Burk (UWEC) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)
6. Zach Wood (UWW-M) def. Felipe Laporte (UWEC) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)
Doubles competition
1. Zach Janssen/Grant Mauthe (UWEC) def. Jimmy Engelhart/Alex Gray (UWW-M) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Matt Christensen/Daniel Schoen (UWEC) def. Brandon Dechter/Ryan Mitchell (UWW-M) 8-6
3. Zach Wood/Noah Guillermo (UWW-M) def. Matt Gilbert/Adam Burk (UWEC) 8-5

The Blugolds' are now 13-7 on the year and ranked #16 in the region. The men will travel to Grinnell College on April 19, match set to start at 4:00pm. They will take on Cornell (IA) the following day at 1:00pm. Keep tabs on the Blugolds on Blugold Game Day or on the 'UWEC Blugolds' app' on your mobile device.