ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
The Tabor College tennis team found the going tough in Nebraska, losing 7-2 to Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln Monday.
Bad weather forced the teams to finish their matches indoors.
Tyler Brown, playing No. 1 singles, and James Fisher, playing No. 3 singles, were the only Bluejay victories. Brown defeated Jamie Tallman, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), and Fisher barely defeated Aaron Ross, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
Tabor’s Mark Breeden lost to Erik Hiermstad in No. 2 singles, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, Ryan Camping lost to Bryan Danforth in No. 4 singles, 0-6, 0-6, Nate Wienandt lost to Sean Nelson in No. 5 singles, 3-6, 5-7, and Paul Raugust was beaten by Ben Dunagan in No. 6 singles, 3-6, 2-6.
In doubles, Brown/Breeden lost to Tallman/Nelson, 5-8, Camping/ Scott Friesen lost to Danforth/Dunagan, 5-8, and Fisher/Weinandt lost to Hiermstad/Ross, 2-8.
In a dual match with Southwestern College on Saturday, the Bluejays routed the Moundbuilders, 9-0. Brown, Breeden, Fisher, Camping, Wienandt and Raugust each won their respective flight in singles. Only Fisher and Wienandt needed three sets to win.
In doubles, Brown/Breeden, Camping/Friesen and Fisher/Wienandt each won in straight sets.
Perennial KCAC power Bethany gave the Bluejays a thrashing, 8-1, April 3 in Hillsboro. Wienandt, playing No. 5 singles, was the only Bluejay to win.
Breeden, Fisher and Camping lost their singles matches in straight sets while Brown and Raugust lost in three sets.
Brown/Breeden pushed their Bethany opponents to three sets in doubles, but Camping/Friesen and Fisher/Wienandt lost in straight sets.