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Men's Tennis - Wed, Apr. 17, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist dropped just one court against Concordia Seminary on Wednesday in an 8-1 victory.

The Spartans took all three doubles matches as both the teams of Tanner Morris/Conner Stevenson and Ian Furey and Kirk Taas won at No. 2 and No. 3 8-0.

In singles play, Tyler Cissell and Ryan Mingerton saw their first action of the year and both posted victories at No. 5 and No. 6. Mingerton's match against Ben Micheel was the most exciting. Mingerton took the first set 6-4, but Micheel battled mack to tie it. In the tiebreak set, Mingerton edged his opponent 10-8 to collect a big win.

Overall, MBU improved to 2-7, a record that is indicative of an extremely tough schedule. The team has stepped-up the level of its opponent this season and has steadily improved as a result. In Tuesday's match, Ian Furey impressed coach Jim Graham. "Ian Furey played a solid match against a steady opponent."

The Spartans play Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday at CBC.



#1 Mike Rubinelli and Drew Morris MBU defeated Jeff Smith and Ryan Drew CS 8-2

#2 Tanner Morris and Conner Stevenson MBU defeated Tim Meyer and Scott James CS 8-0

#3 Ian Furey and Kirk Tass MBU Adam Thompson and Brett Hartwig CS 8-0



#1 Drew Morris MBU defeated Jeff Smith CS 6-4 6-2

#2 Conner Stevenson MBU defeated Ryan Drew CS 8-3

#3 Ian Furey MBU defeated Tim Meyer CS 6-1 6-3

#4 Scott James CS defeated Kirk Tass MBU 7-5 6-0

#5 Tyler Cissell MBU defeated Brett Hartwig CS 6-4 6-2

#6 Ryan Migneron MBU defeated Ben Micheel CS 6-4 1-6 10-8