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Men's Tennis Defeats Prairie Wolves, 8-1

Nate Horner returns a shot at the net.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Bridgewater College men's tennis team took an 8-1 victory Tuesday morning over Nebraska Wesleyan.

The Eagles controlled doubles action to take a 3-0 lead.

Joe Dillenbeck and Josh Rodgers defeated Adam Olson and Hale Breit 8-1 at the No. 1 doubles slot. Freddie Roberts and Nathaniel Horner won at No. 2 with an 8-4 score over Jordan Pieper and Nathan Seaton and at No. 3 doubles Emmett Johnson and Kris Stokes downed Angeleau Scott and Colin Hensel, 8-2.

Johnson was the first off the court in singles as he defeated the Prairie Wolves' Matheus Bustamante 6-0, 6-2 to take the point at No. 3. Roberts then clinched the match for the Eagles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Gabriel Sellmer at No. 4 singles.

The top two singles flights went to three sets. At No. 1 singles, Dillenbeck won his first set over Olson 6-1 before losing a close second set, 7-5. Dillenbeck won the tiebreaker 10-2 to claim the point. At No. 2 Rodgers defeated Breit 6-3 in the first set but dropped the second set 6-4. Rodgers won the tiebreaker 11-9.

Horner won Bridgewater's final point with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Pieper at No. 5 singles.

Nebraska Wesleyan's lone point came at No. 6 where Jared Scherling edged Stokes in split sets. Stokes controlled the first set 6-0 but lost the second set 7-6. Scherling won the tiebreaker 10-5.