Men's tennis falls to #11 Cal Lutheran, 8-1

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Brandeis University men's tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season today, dropping an 8-1 decision to 11th-ranked Cal Lutheran University. 

The Judges (1-1) fell behind in doubles action, with the closest match coming at No. 2, where sophomore Alec Siegel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) and rookie Mitch Krems (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Century Acad.) fell by an 8-6 margin to Alex Nichols and Connor Treacy. The No. 1 doubles team of senior Steven Milo (Woodbury, Conn./Syosset) and Josh Jordan (Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional) dropped an 8-3 decision, while senior Dave Yovanoff (Eden, N.Y./Eden) and sophomore Michael Secular (Bronx, N.Y./Plant, Fla.) fell 8-2.

In singles action, Brandeis picked up their lone point at No. 5, where Krems, playing in his hometown, earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory. The Kingsmen took the rest of the singles matches in straight sets, with Milo falling to Nicholas Ballou, the 2012 NCAA Division III singles runner-up, 6-2, 6-4. Milo had defeated Ballou on the Judges' February trip last season.

The Judges have a day off tomorrow before returning to action on Thursday against Chapman University. 

 

#11 Cal Lutheran 8, Brandeis 1
Feb 19, 2013 at Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Singles competition
1. Nicholas Ballou (CLU) def. Steven Milo (BR) 6-2, 6-4
2. Ray Worley (CLU) def. Josh Jordan (BR) 6-0, 6-1
3. Alex Nichols (CLU) def. Dave Yovanoff (BR) 6-3, 6-2
4. Connor Treacy (CLU) def. Michael Secular (BR) 6-2, 6-0
5. Mitch Krems (BR) def. Thomas Millet (CLU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Devin Belcher (CLU) def. Alec Siegel (BR) 7-5, 6-4

 

Doubles competition
1. Nicholas Ballou/Ray Worley (CLU) def. Steven Milo/Josh Jordan (BR) 8-3
2. Alex Nichols/Connor Treacy (CLU) def. Alec Siegel/Mitch Krems (BR) 8-6
3. Thomas Millet/Marcelo Sousa (CLU) def. Dave Yovanoff/Michael Secular (BR) 8-2

 

Match Notes

Cal Lutheran 3-0; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #5

Brandeis 1-1; Regional Ranking #10