The Men’s tennis team had three weeks off and came back on Monday, March 18, against Midland University. The team had a whole week of outdoor practice in Phoenix and played their last match indoors for the season. Midland is an NAIA school that came from Nebraska to take on the Flyers.
The doubles for Lewis got off to a good start and they were able to take control of the match easily. The one doubles pair of Alan Braschinsky and Oskar Lusti won doubles in an easy fashion of 6-1. Then David Ambrozic and Brendan Peterson won 6-2 to clinch the doubles point for the Flyers. To finish off a 3-0 for doubles, the three doubles team of Anton Levitin and Pedja Trifunovic won 6-2.
At the singles play, the Flyers again got off to an amazing start with a win at two singles from Lusti who won 6-1, 6-0. On court three Ambrozic got the second singles win of 6-3, 6-0. Braschinksy struggled in both sets but was able to fight through in order to get a 6-3, 6-3 victory on court one. Peterson got the next win of the day on court six where he rolled through his opponent, 6-1, 6-1. Trifunovic got his first singles win of the season on court four, winning 6-3, 6-2. The last win of the day came at court five where Chandler Stimpert pulled off a hard-fought win of 7-6, 6-4.
After the match, Ambrozic was asked about how he felt their indoor matches went as a whole. “I think the first half of the season went well, we had a couple of rough loses, but I believe they were good lessons for the future, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming outdoor conference matches,” said Ambrozic. “Playing at home, with the support of home atmosphere always helps us.”
The Flyers hope to get off to a good start going into the outdoor matches. They kick off home matches on Wednesday, April 3, when they take on St. Francis at the Jack Oremus Tennis Complex.