Men's tennis falls to Luther
March 4, 2014
OWATONNA, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's tennis team faced another tough opponent on Saturday afternoon, this time falling to Luther College 9-0 at the Owatonna Tennis Center.
A week after playing powerhouse Gustavus Adolphus, the Ole men were again without their top player, Stephen Nolan, as they took on the Norse, who were ranked 14th in the Central Region in the ITA preseason rankings.
In doubles, Matt Christensen and Keenan Gladd-Brown had the closest match of the day at the second position, but fell to Luther's tandem of Kyle Appel and James Ayer 8-6. In singles, Mike Schroeder came close in his second set at the fifth position, but eventually fell to Norse first-year Isaiah Mayerchak 6-1, 7-5.
The Oles will be tested by yet another tough opponent on Saturday as they take on the University of St. Thomas at the Baseline Tennis Center, located on the University of Minnesota campus. The match will begin at 6:30 p.m.