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Senior Sean Mathison won three straight singles matches in a trio midweek tilts.
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Men's Tennis Concludes Road Trip by Winning Two Out of Three Matches

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Creighton men's tennis team concluded its Florida road swing by taking two of three midweek matches, all ending in a 5-2 decision.

Creighton (5-4) knocked off Robert Morris (2-9) in a 5-2 final. The Bluejays then defeated Wesleyan (0-4) 5-2 before dropping a 5-2 contest to Valparaiso (9-5) in suburban Orlando this week.

Senior Sean Mathison and freshman Quinn Dippel led the Bluejays with a perfect midweek record of 3-0 at the No. 2 and No. 5 singles positions, respectively. Mathison won three matches in straight sets surrendering 17 games to opponents. Dippel claimed a pair of matches in straight stanzas and clinched a crucial three-set win to give Creighton its team match point over Wesleyan.

CU sophomore Elliott Baker and freshman Anthony Rauschenbach each posted a 2-1 midweek record. At No. 3 single, Baker swept a pair of three-set matches before falling in straight sets to Valparaiso. At the No. 6 position, Rauschenbach gave up just four games in a pair of straight-set victories and lost an extended three-set match to Valparaiso at 14-12 in a third-set superbreaker.

Freshman Brandon Lee went 1-2 on the week at the No. 4 slot with a three-set win over Wesleyan. Senior Ryan Norman dropped a tough three-set match against RMU before a pair of straight-set downfalls to end the week at the top spot.

Creighton won the doubles point just once in the three-match set. The Bluejays won two of nine doubles contests in the trio of matches.

Creighton returns to action on March 20 when it plays host to Hastings in a midweek match.

Robert Morris vs. Creighton

Mar 12, 2013 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

(Sanlando Park)

Creighton 5, Robert Morris 2

Singles

1. Matheus Ferreira (RMU) def. Ryan Norman (CU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6

2. Sean Mathison (CU) def. Angus Thomson (RMU) 6-4, 6-0

3. Elliott Baker (CU) def. Jose Limon (RMU) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8

4. Andre Coiro (RMU) def. Brandon Lee (CU) 6-3, 7-5

5. Quinn Dippel (CU) def. Juan Andres Hirmas (RMU) 7-5, 7-5

6. Anthony Rauschenbach (CU) def. Travis Denny (RMU) 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 2, 5, 3, 4, 1

Doubles

1. Ryan Norman/Nick Thompson (CU) def. Angus Thomson/Andre Coiro (RMU) 8-2

2. Matheus Ferreira/Travis Denny (RMU) def. Brandon Lee/Elliott Baker (CU) 8-5

3. Sean Mathison/August Nysted (CU) def. Jose Limon/Juan Andres Hirmas (RMU) 8-5

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Wesleyan vs. Creighton

Mar 14, 2013 at Kissimmee, Fla.

(Oak Street Park)

Creighton 5, Wesleyan 2

Singles

1. Stephen Monk (WU) def. Ryan Norman (CU) 7-6, 6-1

2. Sean Mathison (CU) def. Michael King (WU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Elliott Baker (CU) def. Samuel Rudovsky (WU) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

4. Brandon Lee (CU) def. Jeff Legunn (WU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. Quinn Dippel (CU) def. Zachary Brint (WU) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4

6. Anthony Rauschenbach (CU) def. Ben Hudson (WU) 6-1, 6-3

Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2, 4, 5, 3

Doubles

1. Zachary Brint/Samuel Rudovsky (WU) def. Ryan Norman/Nick Thompson (CU) 9-7

2. Jeff Legunn/Michael King (WU) def. Elliott Baker/Brandon Lee (CU) 8-5

3. Donovan Suh/Stephen Monk (WU) def. Sean Mathison/August Nysted (CU) 8-4

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Valparaiso vs. Creighton

Mar 14, 2013 at Kissimmee, Fla.

(Oak Street Park)

Valparaiso 5, Creighton 2

Singles

1. Eric Honert (VU) def. Ryan Norman (CU) 6-3, 6-2

2. Sean Mathison (CU) def. Chris Baum (VU) 6-4, 6-3

3. Michael Savaglio (VU) def. Elliott Baker (CU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Michael Baiocchi (VU) def. Brandon Lee (CU) 6-1, 6-2

5. Quinn Dippel (CU) def. Daniel Etman (VU) 6-3, 6-3

6. Lucas Waak (VU) def. Anthony Rauschenbach (CU) 6-3, 5-7, 14-12

Doubles

1. Eric Honert/Lucas Waak (VU) def. Nick Thompson/Ryan Norman (CU) 8-5

2. Chris Baum/Daniel Oakes (VU) def. Elliott Baker/Brandon Lee (CU) 9-7

3. Michael Savaglio/Michael Baiocchi (VU) def. Sean Mathison/August Nysted (CU) 9-7

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