One Lobo Prevails Against Penn State Matchup

Jan. 26, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Lobos fall to Penn State 6-1, after a challenging day of doubles and singles against the Nittany Lions. Conor Berg overcame the difficult match up by winning his match at the number three spot 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

The day started out with some doubles.

Riaan Du Toit and Jadon Phillips paired up together at number one doubles to face against Penn State’s Russell Bader and Roman Trkulja. The two captured three games but it was not enough to win as they fell 8-3.

At the number two spot, James Hignett and Andrew Van Der Vyver teamed up to face against Penn State’s Guanhua Chen and Chris Young. The duo fell with a score of 8-4.

At number three doubles, Mads Hegelund and Conor Berg pushed it a tie game 6-6 against Penn State’s C.J. Griffin and Brian Welnetz but were unable to finish because the Nittany Lions had already secured the doubles point with wins at number one and number two doubles.

With the Lobos unable to secure the doubles point momentum, they would have a more difficult time of being able to win as they headed into singles.

At number one singles, Samir Iftikhar took on Welnetz. Iftikhar managed to win three games in both sets but Welnetz came out on top to win with a final score of 6-3, 6-3.

At number two singles, Jadon Phillips pushed his opponent, Tomas Hanzlik, to three sets after falling with a close first set. Phillips won the second 6-2 but Hanzlik picked up his game to win the match with a final score of 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

Berg put the Lobos up on the board with his win at number three singles after he won his match against Trkulja. The two were forced to play a tiebreak in the first because it was that close of a match up. Berg came out on top to win with a final score of 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

Du Toit won the first set against Bader, the opponent he played in doubles, at the number four position with a score of 6-3. Bader didn’t let that happen again as he picked his game up to defeat the Lobo with a final score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

At the number five position, Hegelund fell to Young with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

Mitch McDaniels got in some singles action at number six singles as he took on Matt Barray. The two players were on top of their games in the first set but Barray took it 7-5, and it didn’t come close again as he finished the match with a final score of 7-5, 6-2.

The Lobos played the doubles point against Alabama but scores will not be released until singles has been played also to complete the dual match.

The Lobos will take on Alabama (singles only) and Wake Forest tomorrow before they head back home.

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