NCU Goes Down in first round of UMAC Tournament
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-- The first post season tournament appearance in Men's Tennis history was a short lived run. The Rams were defeated 9-0 by St. Scholastica in the opening round of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament on Friday. The Saints would go on to win the league title in the championship game on Saturday.
The Rams made their first ever UMAC post-season tournament with a fourth place regular season finish in 2013. But NCU was no match for the powerhouse team from The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, Minn.) that has dominated conference tennis for over a decade.
Freshmen Fabian Tunberg (Thief River Falls, Minn./Lincoln) and Ian Bird (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South) were each defeated 6-0, 6-1 in the number one and two singles slots. Freshman Shane Christensen (Willmar, Minn./Willmar) was knocked off in straight sets in the third singles spot.
Sophomore Sutton Rehwaldt (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville) went down 6-0, 6-1 in the fourth spot while sophomore Adam Chant (Lakeville, Minn./Bethany Academy) went down in straight sents in the fifth singles match. Senior Brent Peters (Shell Lake, Wis./Wis. Indian Head TC) was defeated 6-1, 6-1 in the final singles match.
Tunberg and Bird were swept in the top doubles match while Christensen and Rehwaldt went down 8-1 in number two doubles. Chant and Peters were defeated 8-0 in the third doubles match.