Concordia senior Paul Tuchscherer remained perfect in singles play on the year in the Cobbers' 5-4 loss against St. Cloud St.
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 3, 2007
Date: February 3, 2007
Start Time: 1:30 p.m.
Individual Match Results:
Wojciech Batorski/ Mike Master (SCSU) 8-4
Kevin Lukens/ Kris Johnson (SCSU) 8-5
Kirby Johnson/ David Nygaard (CC) 8-2
SARTELL, Minn. (2/03/07)-- The Cobber men's tennis team showed how far they have come in the past two seasons by narrowly losing to NCAA Division II opponent St. Cloud State 5-4. Two years ago, the Cobbers were blanked by the Huskies 9-0.
The upperclassmen-dominated Cobbers once again took the top two doubles matches to grab a 2-1 lead heading into singles play. However, unlike their win over UW-Eau Claire on Saturday morning, CC was unable to gain a split in singles play. SCSU won four of the six singles matches, including all three of the final singles bouts to claim the one-match victory.
The usual suspects rose to the top for Concordia seniors Jordy Kamerling and Paul Tuchscherer once again teamed to take care of their No.1 doubles match and the separately came away with wins at No.1 and No.3 singles. The tandem broke to a 6-0 lead in their doubles match with the Huskies' Wojciech Batorski and Mike Master before settling for an 8-4 victory. Kamerling then beat the hard-hitting Batorski 6-4, 6-1 in the top singles match. Tuchscherer was then pushed to the limit in his singles match by Kevin Lukens.
Tuchscherer was up 5-2 in the second and appeared on his way to a straight set win. Lukens then stepped it up and came back to win the second set in the tiebreaker. Tuchscherer then left little doubt in the super-tiebreaker as he bolted to a comfortable lead before Lukens had even caught his breath from winning the second set. In the end his 6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 10-7 win kept Tuchscherer's singles record unblemished at 3-0 on the year.
The other Cobber team point came from the No.2 doubles team of Ryan Smith and William Wischer who won 8-5 to complete their day with a 2-0 record.
Concordia will step back into the fire when they host perennial league champion Gustavus on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. at Courts Plus in Fargo, N.D.