Niles wins battle of cross town rivals, 7-1Published 8:29am Thursday, August 20, 2009
By SCOTT NOVAK
Niles Daily Star
The Niles varsity tennis team defeated visiting Brandywine 7-1 in a non-conference match that was a little closer than the final score indicates.
The Vikings swept the doubles flights and won all but one of the singles flights.
However, the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches were very competitive, as were the No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches.
Saulo Ortiz defeated Derek Blank of Brandywine 6-0 and 6-2 at first singles, while Jerod Langmeyer of Niles defeated Jake Fiero 6-3 and 6-4.
At No. 3 singles, Niles’ Eric Wood edged Tyler Hartman 7-3 and 6-3.
Brandywine picked up its lone victory of the day at No. 4 singles where Buck Bourdan defeated Matt Dodge 6-1 and 6-0.
The Niles No. 1 doubles team of Chris and Alex Lewellen defeated Tyler Weeks and Cody Udell 6-2 and 6-0, while at No. 2 doubles, the Vikings’ Colin Leonard and Danny Touhey defeated Josh Boger and Jeremy Zimmerman 7-5 and 7-5 in the most competitive match of the day.
Niles picked up a 6-3 and 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles with the team of Mitch Peterek and Travis Lemanski toppling Colten Ditto and Brad Millin 6-3 and 6-4.
The Vikings’ No. 4 doubles unit of Chad Majerek and Patrick Schrader defeated Austin Searles and Jordan Moore 6-0 and 6-1.
In an exhibition match, Niles’ Kody Jankoviak defeated Nick Wright 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4.
Brandywine is back in action today as it hosts South Haven at 11 a.m. at Plym Park.
The Vikings return to the court on Saturday at the Buchanan Invitational.
1. Saulo Ortiz (N) d. Dan Blank 6-0, 6-2; 2. Jerod Langmeyer (N) d. Jake Fiero 6-3, 6-4; 3. Eric Wood (N) d. Tyler Hartman 7-5, 6-3; 4. Buck Bourdan (BW) d. Matt Dodge 6-1, 6-0
1. Chris Lewellen/Alex Lewellen (N) d. Tyler Weeks/Cody Udell 6-2, 6-0; 2. Colin Leonard/Danny Touhey (N) d. Josh Boger/Jeremy Zimmerman 7-5, 7-5; 3. Mitch Peterek/Travis Lemanski (N) d. Brad Millin/Colten Ditto 6-3, 6-4; 4. Chad Majerek/Patrick Schrader (N) d. Austin Searles/Jordan Moore 6-0, 6-1