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Berrien Springs wins showdown with Bucks

Published 7:30pm Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BUCHANAN – The Lakeland Conference showdown between visiting Berrien Springs and Buchanan turned out to be a surprisingly lopsided affair.

The Shamrocks, defending league champions, defeated the Bucks 7-1 in a match that a big closer than the final score would indicate.

The Bucks picked up their lone victory at No. 1 singles where Tyler Lindorf defeated Mark Westendorp 6-1 and 6-4.

The Shamrocks swept the doubles flights, but it wasn’t easy.

Buchanan forced three sets at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 doubles, while the No. 3 doubles match ended with the Shamrocks’ Alex Ro and Amir Benjellan defeating Corey Thompson and Alex Kuhn in a second set tiebreaker.

The loss was the first of the season for Buchanan, who dips to 9-1-1 overall. The Bucks are now 3-1 in the Lakeland.

Berrien Springs is 4-0 in league play.

Berrien Springs…7

Buchanan…1

Singles

1. Tyler Lindorf (BU) d. Mark Westendorp 6-1, 6-4; 2. Johathan Shembarger (BS) d. Nate Henckel 6-4, 6-2; 3. Matt Bacon (BS) d. Tanner Lindorf 6-1, 6-4; 4. William Choi (BS) d. Derek Blank 6-1, 6-3

Doubles

1. Matt Little/Jared McCarver (BS) d. Ryan Henckel/Josh Whitfield 6-3, 5-7, 6-3; 2. Zach Shelton/Nate Pagel (BS) d. John Haslock/ Jake Welsh 2-6, 7-5, 6-4; 3. Alex Ro/Amir Benjellan (BS) d. Corey Thompson/Alex Kuhn 6-4, 7-6(5); 4. Michael Hong/Ben Brackett (BS) d. John Backus/Agape Mpamira 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Varsity records

Berrien Springs 4-0 Lakeland; Buchanan  9-1-1, 3-1 Lakeland

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