OMAHA, Neb. – The Creighton men’s tennis team fell 5-2 to No. 62 IPFW in a non-conference match inside the Hanscom Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Billy Paluch and sophomore Quinn Dippel picked up singles wins to lead Creighton (9-6, 0-1 BIG EAST). IPFW (15-6, 4-0 Summit) picked up the doubles point and the rest of the singles matches to claim its eighth win in nine matches.
The Mastodons swept the top two doubles matches to take a team match point. IPFW’s Andres Cobos and Daniel Kang edged Paluch and freshman Jake Norman by a score of 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. The Mastodon duo of Gerard Guell and Martin Muadi defeated CU junior Elliott Baker and sophomore August Nysted 8-3 on court two for the sweep. Match three went unfinished with IPFW leading.
All six singles matches were settled in straight sets. Paluch claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory on court one over Kang. Dippel doubled up Connor Andrews of IPFW 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles for the Bluejays’ pair of team points on the day.
Creighton returns to action this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CT against Hastings tentatively scheduled for the Koch Tennis Center, weather permitting. The match would mark senior day for fifth-year player Billy Paluch.
IPFW vs. Creighton Apr 05, 2014 at Omaha, Neb. (Hanscom Tennis Center)