Bridgman knock off Niles tennis teamPublished 8:24am Wednesday, September 2, 2009
NILES – Visiting Bridgman pulled out a 5-3 non-conference victory over the Niles tennis team on Tuesday.
The Bees, who are one of the favorites to win both a Lakeland Conference championship and a regional title, won three out of four singles flights and then split the doubles flights to earn the win.
Niles’ lone victory in singles play came at No. 2 doubles where Jared Langmeyer won a three-set thriller over Charlie Pawlik.
Langmeyer won the first set 7-6, but lost the second set to Pawlik 6-3.
In the third and deciding set, Langmeyer slip past Pawlik 7-6.
The Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team of Chris and Alex Lewellen defeated Josiah Badger and Joseph Koehler in straight sets 6-2 and 6-0.
Niles’ other victory came at No. 4 doubles, where Chad Majerek and Patrick Schrader defeated Chad Starbuck and Zach Bauer 6-1 and 6-3.
Niles will host another Lakeland Conference opponent on Thursday as Edwardsburg comes to town for a 4 p.m. match.
1. David Hauck (B) d. Saulo Ortiz, 6-3, 6-2; 2. Jared Langmeyer (N) d. Charlie Pawlik, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6; 3. Ben Stenzel (B) d. Eric Wood, 6-2, 6-2; 4. Logan Pitts (B) d. Alex Brown, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.
1. Chris Lewellen/Alex Lewellen (N) d. Josiah Badger/Joseph Koebler, 6-2, 6-0; 2. Aaron Klug/Matt Englund (B) d. Colin Leonard/Danny Touhey, 7-5, 6-1; 3. Adam Klug/Sammi Higgin (B) d. Mitch Peterek/Travis Lemanski, 7-6, 6-3; 4. Chad Majerek/Patrick Schrader (N) d. Chad Starbuck/Zach Bauer, 6-1, 6-3.