ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College men’s tennis team swept a pair of matches against two Nebraska schools in Hillsboro on Saturday.
In the first match, the Bluejays defeated Midland Lutheran, 7-2.
In singles play, Ryan Camping lost at No. 1, 0-6, 2-6; Rob Baboniu won at No. 2, 6-0, 6-3; Michael Hagen won at No. 3, 6-1, 6-3; Neil Rabi won at No. 4, 6-4, 6-3; James Fisher won at No. 5, 6-0, 7-5; and Jon Adrian won at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Hagen and Baboniu lost 6-8, the No. 2 team of doubles Scott Friesen and Camping won 8-3, the No. 3 team of Adrian and Rabi won 8-0.
In their second match, Tabor defeated Concordia, 8-1.
In singles play, Hagen lost at No. 1, 3-6, 5-7; Camping won at No. 2, 6-2, 6-2; Baboniu won at No. 3, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6; Rabi won at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2; Fisher won at No. 5, 6-1, 6-0; and Adrian won at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, the No. 1 team of Friesen and Camping won 8-5, the No. 2 team of Hagen and Baboniu won, 8-4; and the No. 3 team of Rabi and Adrian won 8-4.
With the sweep, Tabor improved its season record to record to 4-0.
Coach Lonnie Isaac said he was pleased with his team’s performance.
“This was another good weekend for us,” he said. “We continue to get good play out of our doubles lineup, and our singles is beginning to take shape.
“As we near our conference opener, our depth once again was evident in these two matches,” he said.
Tabor will play host to the University of Dallas on Saturday, before heading to Phoenix, Ariz., over spring break.