Bulldog netters lose pair of 5-4 decisions at nationals

By Steve Sell
May 17, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. — It was a couple of heartbreaking losses for the McPherson College tennis teams on Tuesday in the NAIA National Tournament.

Both Mac teams lost 5-4 decisions, the men to San Diego Christian and the women to the University of Mobile. The Mac men trailed 3-0 after the doubles round, but won four of six singles matches. They finish the year 11-3.

The Bulldogs had to shuffle their lineup as standout Ahmed Lahlou was suffering from illness and could not compete.

The Mac women were 1-2 in doubles and then split the six singles matches. The Bulldogs closed with a 9-3 record.

Results:

• Singles •

1. Joan-Marc Fajula (MCPH) def. Leonardo Urquidi (SDCC) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)

2. Hector Carrillo (MCPH) def. Aliaksandr Meliuk (SDCC) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-3)

3. Alessandro Moriano (SDCC) def. Juan Alejandro Jimenez (MCPH) 6-2, 6-3

4. Jan-Erik Isermann (SDCC) def. Nicolas Wahl (MCPH) 6-4, 6-1

5. Timo Hoelzmann (MCPH) def. Fabian Daniel (SDCC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

6. Leandro Bazzanini (MCPH) def. Davit Ismailian (SDCC) 6-2, 6-3

• Doubles •

1. Aliaksandr Meliuk/Alessandro Moriano (SDCC) def. Joan-Marc Fajula/Hector Carrillo (MCPH) 8-4

2. Jan-Erik Isermann/Joey Rivera (SDCC) def. Juan Alejandro Jimenez/Nicolas Wahl (MCPH) 9-8 (8-6)

3. Leonardo Urquidi/Fabian Daniel (SDCC) def. Leandro Bazzanini/Timo Hoelzmann (MCPH) 8-2

• WOMEN •

• Singles •

1. Brittany Zipf (MCPH) def. Mariah Plauth (UMOBILE) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)

2. Besa Bwalya (MCPH) def. Silvia Martinkova (UMOBILE) 6-1, 6-4

3. Lena Schwedtfeger (UMOBILE) def. Lea Striegel (MCPH) 6-0, 6-2

4. Zoe Bouwmeester (MCPH) def. Beatrice Ang (UMOBILE) 6-3, 6-1

5. Sina Marchione (UMOBILE) def. Madison Hoffman (MCPH) 6-1, 6-0

6. Lea Junggeburth (UMOBILE) def. Deiah Curtis (MCPH) 6-3, 6-3

• Doubles •

1. Mariah Plauth/Sina Marchione (UMOBILE) def. Brittany Zipf/Besa Bwalya (MCPH) 9-7

2. Lea Striegel/Zoe Bouwmeester (MCPH) def. Lena Schwedtfeger/Marina Capitani (UMOBILE) 8-4

3. Silvia Martinkova/Lea Junggeburth (UMOBILE) def. Madison Hoffman/Deiah Curtis (MCPH) 8-4


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