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North Central College Men Team News
Men's Tennis Suffers First Defeat Of The Season To UW-Whitewater, 7-2
Monday, 02/09/2009

Contact: Mark Albanese, Assistant Sports Information Director, 630-637-5302

HUNTLEY, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2009)- A day after the North Central College men's tennis team opened its season with a convincing 7-2 win over MSOE, the Cardinals found themselves on the wrong end of the same score; losing 7-2 to regionally-ranked UW-Whitewater at the indoor courts of the Healthbridge Club.

In doubles action, the Warhawks took two of three with the Cardinals lone win at the No. 2 position where Eric McKee (Fr., Naperville, Ill./Saint Francis) and Robert Lodding (So., Niles, Ill./West) improved to 2-0 on the season with a, 9-8 (6), win over Charlie Miller and Tim Moller.

In singles play, Sam Sweeney (Jr., Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge) remained perfect at the top spot, recording a, 6-2, 6-2, win over the Warhawks No. 1 man, Alex Lowe. Lowe had entered the match ranked 11th in the region in singles. In No. 2 singles, Matt Boguslawski (Fr., Bloomingdale, Ill./Glenbard North) took the match to three sets before falling, 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 13-11, to Mike Harmatys.

With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 1-1 on the year while the Warhawks, ranked ninth in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, improve to 1-1 overall, including a 1-0 mark against Division III competition. North Central takes the next two weeks off before heading up to DePere, Wis. for a pair of matches against host-Saint Norbert College and 22nd-ranked UW-La Crosse.

Box Score:
North Central College 2, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 7
1.) Sam Sweeney (NCC) def. Alex Lowe (UW) 6-2, 6-2.
2.) Mike Harmatys (UW) def. Matt Boguslawski (NCC) 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 1-0(11).
3.) Kevin Caiati (UW) def. Eric McKee (NCC) 6-4, 6-0.
4.) Will Krieger (UW) def. Josh Clay (NCC) 6-1, 6-0.
5.) Brady Porter (UW) def. Rob Lodding (NCC) 6-1, 7-5.
6.) Erik Scanlan (UW) def. Chris Bennorth (NCC) 6-0, 6-1.
(Order of finish: 1,4,3,6,5,2)
1.) Palecek/Glinert (UW) def. Sweeney/Boguslawski (NCC) 8-6.
2.) McKee/Lodding (NCC) def. Moller/Miller (UW) 9-8(6).
3.) Sansait/Halweg (UW) def. Clay/McKinley (NCC) 9-8(3).
(Order of finish: 2,3,1)