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
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
Creighton returns to action on March 20 when it plays
host to Hastings in a midweek match.
Robert Morris vs.
Mar 12, 2013 at
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Robert Morris 2
1. Matheus Ferreira (RMU) def. Ryan Norman (CU) 6-4, 2-6,