GLENDALE, Wis. – MSOE men's tennis welcomed Edgewood to Lake Park for a battle of 1-0 teams on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles only dressed four student-athletes for the competition, easily sending the Raiders to a 2-0 record with an 8-1 victory.
The only blemish on the afternoon came in doubles action when Luke Nelson (Cottage Grove, Wis. / Monona Grove) and David Chon (Palatine, Ill. / Palatine) fell in the No. 1 spot by the score of 8-5. Alec Dam (Caledonia, Wis. / Union Grove) and Bryan Roob (Milwaukee, Wis. / Martin Luther) picked up their teammates and got the point back, winning in the No. 2 position 8-4. Edgewood had no one to play in the third doubles pairing, giving the Red & White a 2-1 advantage heading into singles competition.
Chon and Dam easily won their matches by the scores of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2 respectively to being the one on one portion of the afternoon, but the other two Raiders that saw the court were given a challenge. In the No. 1 hole, Nelson squeaked by his counterpart by the score of 7-6, 6-3, 10-8. The No. 4 spot was also a battle, but Curt Norton (Cary, Ill. / Cary-Grove) was able to take care of Tommy Ebben in regulations by the tallies of 6-4 and 6-3.
MSOE has won three matches in a row, only allowing one game to be won by their opponents during that span. The Raiders will finish off their homestand on Thursday, when they welcome Wisconsin Lutheran to Nicolet High School for an outdoor dual. First serve is scheduled for 4:00 pm.