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Lawrence Tech Defeats Bulldogs 8-1

ADRIAN, Mich.- The Lawrence Technological University (Mich.) men's tennis team defeated Adrian College (Mich.) with a score of 8-1. This result gives sets the all-time series 4-0.

The Blue Devils won all the three doubles flights. At court-one doubles, Alex Fernandez-Rajal (FR/Barcelona, Spain) and Alexander Tammaro (FR/Caracas, Venezuela) won 9-7 against Nate Waterbury and Tanner Wilcox.  Doubles pair Robert Saitov (JR/Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic, Russia) and Lukas Obel (FR/Weybridge, England) won 8-2 against Kyle Haines and Nolan Duda at court-two. At court-three doubles, Alejo Tintore-Godall (FR/Barcelona, Spain) and Viktor Kolesnychenko (FR/Lviv, Ukraine) 8-2 against Cameron Rafinski and Charlie Mora.

The Blue Devils won five singles flights and lost one. Fernandez-Rajal won his match against Rafinski at court-three singles with a score of 6-0 in both sets. At court-one singles, Tammaro beat Waterbury with a score of 6-0 and 6-2. Kolesnychenko won his match against Duda at court-six singles with a score of 6-1 and 6-2. At court-two singles, Saitov won both sets against Wilcox with a score of 6-0 and 6-1. Tintore-Godall beat Haines 6-1 and 6-3 at court-four singles. At court-five, Obel lost against Mora 2-6 in both sets.

Lawrence Tech asked Head Coach Stephen Behmlander for his thoughts on the match. Here is what he had to say about it:

"Both teams stepped up and played up to their potential today. We are still making some rookie mistakes on both teams, but are recovering better when we do error and learning from it […] The men began by sweeping doubles, which is so important. With those three points, all we needed was 2 additional points to win the match. We were fortunate to take 5 of the 6 singles points. Overall both teams played well. We need to keep our unforced errors to a minimum, I'm convinced that will come in time and our continued success will follow".

The Blue Devils will return to the courts on October 3 when they face John Carroll University (Ohio) in University Heights, Ohio.