The CCC men's tennis team got their first win of 2012 today against the Bethel College Threshers. It was the second time the Tigers defeated the Threshers in as many years. The day started off with Bethel forfeiting the #3 doubles position, and the #6 singles position due to injuries. Things didn't look good for the Tigers after the doubles portion of the dual as the Tigers lost at both #1 and #2. The Tigers bounced back in the singles portion winning four of the five spots. Here are the scores.
#1 Mark Gayer David Tedone CCC Gayer 7-6 (7-5), 7-6(11-9)
#2 Ivory Washington Jesse Voth-Gaeddert BC Voth-Gaeddert 6-2, 6-3
#3 Dillin Lanting Wes Goodrich CCC Lanting 2-6, 6-4, 10-6
#4 Gunnar Kelly Adam Voth CCC Kelly 6-0, 6-2
#5 Grant Rardon Kris Dubach CCC Rardon 6-4, 6-7(5-7) 10-5
#6 David Armstrong --------------- CCC def.
#1 Gayer / Washington Tedone / Voth-Gaeddert BC 8-3
#2 Lanting / Nate Vanderhoof Dubach / Goodrich BC 8-2
#3 Armstrong / Kelly --------------- CCC def.
Coach Nelson was pleased with the way his team handled adversity today saying, "We were fortunate today, we caught Bethel without a couple of key players in their lineup. However I take nothing away from the way our team played today. I was very proud of the way we battled today. We came up big when we had to. We played five tiebreakers today, and won four of them."
The Tigers are back in action on Friday with a dual against Midland Lutheran University in Fremont, NE.