Men's Tennis Downed by No. 59 Nebraska, 7-0

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LINCOLN, Neb. - The Creighton men's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to No. 59 Nebraska on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Lincoln.

The loss dropped the Bluejays to 1-1 in 2014, while Nebraska moved to 3-2 on the year.

Creighton pushed the Huskers in doubles played as the Bluejays top-seeded doubles team of Billy Paluch and Jake Norman defeatied Nebraska’s Brandon Videtich and Bradford Zitsch 6-5 (7-4). 

Unfortunately that was the lone victory of the match for the Bluejays as Creighton dropped the top five singles points in straight sets.  After dropping the first set 6-1, freshman Aaron Chalstrom forced a super tiebreaker with a 6-5 (7-4) win in the second set and the No. 6 position.  Chalstrom, however, was edged out 1-0 (10-8) by Bradford Zitsch.

Creighton returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 20 as the Bluejays host Omaha at 12 pm in their home opener at Hanscom Indoor Tennis Center.

Creighton vs Nebraska
Feb 15, 2014 at Lincoln, Neb.
(Nebraska Tennis Center)

#59 Nebraska 7, Creighton 0

Doubles competition (Nebraska wins doubles point, 2-1)
1Billy Paluch/Jake Norman (CU) def. Bradford Zitsch/Brandon Videtich (NU) 6-5 (7-4)
2. Dusty Boyer/Andrew Dzulynsky (NU) def. Elliott Baker/August Nysted (CU) 6-3
3. Scott Elsass/Charlie Shin (NU) def. Harrison Lang/Nick Thompson (CU) 6-2

Singles competition
1. Dusty Boyer (NU) def. Billy Paluch (CU) 6-3, 6-5 (7-2)
2. Marc Herrmann (NU) def. Elliott Baker (CU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Tom Blackwell (NU) def. Jake Norman (CU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Beau Treyz (NU) def. Quinn Dippel (CU) 6-2, 6-4
5. V. Stavropoulos (NU) def. Harrison Lang (CU) 6-5, 6-1 (7-1)
6. Bradford Zitsch (NU) def. Aaron Chalstrom (CU) 6-1, 5-6 (4-7), 1-0 (10-8)

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,1,5,4,6)

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