Falcons Wrap up Action at Denver Invitational
Sept. 23, 2012
The Air Force men's tennis team wrapped up the final day of the Denver Invitational Sunday by winning four of six singles matches against the host Pioneers. The Falcons also played doubles against the University of Nebraska and junior Alex Grubbs and freshman Jack McCullers completed a perfect weekend with a win at the No. 2 spot.
Senior Lance Wilhelm and juniors Steven Young and Ali Rizvi all won their singles matches in straight sets against Denver, while McCullers was extended to three sets before defeating Frederick Bjorne, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1. Grubbs and McCullers, meanwhile, won their third straight match by downing the Huskers' team of Scott Elsass / Brandon Videtich, 8-6.
"Our team responded well and made good adjustments during their singles matches today," said Air Force head coach Dan Oosterhous. "It was also important for us to be in position and have success closing out matches. This tournament was a very good start to our season and we have a lot to build from."
Air Force vs. Nebraska Doubles:
Andre Stenger / Bradford Zitsch (NEB) def. Lance Wilhelm / Grant Taylor, 8-6
Alex Grubbs / Jack McCullers (AF) def. Scott Elsass / Brandon Videtich, 8-6
Marc Hermann / Sebastian Florczyk (NEB) def. Steven Young / Andy Jackson, 8-4
Dusty Boyer / Tom Blackwell (NEB) def. Ali Rizvi / Andrew Parks. 8-4
Air Force vs. Denver Singles:
Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Max Krammer, 6-3, 6-3
Jens Vorkefeld (DU) def. Alex Grubbs, 6-3, 6-3
Steven Young (AF) def. Luke Manley, 6-1, 6-4
Alex Clinkenbeard (DU) def. Grant Taylor, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Jack McCullers (AF) def. Frederick Bjorne, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1
Ali Rizvi (AF) def. Preben Bjorne, 6-1, 6-1