Brandywine's Jake Fiero reaches for a shot against Edwardsburg Wednesday afternoon. The Bobcats were defeated by the host Eddies 6-2. (Daily Star photo/RON HARNER)
Brandywine's Jake Fiero reaches for a shot against Edwardsburg Wednesday afternoon. The Bobcats were defeated by the host Eddies 6-2. (Daily Star photo/RON HARNER)

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Brandywine, Buchanan netters both defeated

Published 9:44am Thursday, September 17, 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

Brandywine…2
Edwardsburg…6

EDWARDSBURG – The host Edwardsburg tennis team earned its first Lakeland Conference win of the season with a 6-2 victory over Brandywine Wednesday afternoon.

The Eddies swept the singles flights and then split the doubles matches to earn the win.

Winning in singles for Edwardsburg were Cody Pletcher, Cameron Breisch, Hunter Woods and Anthony Dopp. All the singles matches were decided in straight sets.

The Eddies won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles as Lucas Devenney and Nick Mortimer, along with Dillion Kujawa and Mitch Patzer were victorious.

The Bobcats’ lone wins came at No. 1 doubles with Cody Udell and Tyler Weeks, as well as at No. 4 doubles with Dan Blank and Nick Wright.

All the doubles flights were also settled in straight sets.

Singles
1. Cody Pletcher (E) d. Jake Fiero 6-1, 6-1; 2. Cameron Breisch (E) d. Jeremy Zimmerman 6-2, 6-1; 3. Hunter Woods (E) d. Buck Bourdon 6-3, 6-0; 4. Anthony Dopp (E) d. Tyler Hartman 6-1, 6-1
Doubles
1. Cody Udell/Tyler Weeks (B) d. Tanner Woods/Eric Stoneburner 7-6, 6-0; 2. Lucas Devenney/Nick Mortimer (E) d. Colton Ditto/Brad Millin 6-1, 6-3; 3. Dillion Kujawa/Mitch Patzer (E) d. Josh Boyer/Austin Searles 6-3, 6-2; 4. Dan Blank/Nick Wright (B) d. Ryan Langton/Nick Marbach 6-1, 7-6
Varsity record
Edwardsburg: 2-7-1, 1-2 Lakeland

Niles…0
St. Joseph…8
ST. JOSEPH – Visiting Niles was blanked by St. Joseph Wednesday afternoon in a Big 16 Conference West Division match.

The Bears blanked the Vikings in straight sets in the singles flights and gave up just three games in the four doubles flights.

Singles
1. Vishal Arora (SJ) d. Jared Langmeyer, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Alex Harbert (SJ) d. Eric Wood, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Nick Artaev (SJ) d. Alec Brown, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Mike Kincaid (SJ) d. Brennden Keen, 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
1. Jeff Chen/Jake Stants (SJ) d. Chris Lewellen/Alex Lewellen, 6-3, 6-0; 2. Austin Grall/Connor Flood (SJ) d. Colin Leonard/Danny Touhey, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Sam Kelly/Alex Beam (SJ) d. Mitch Peterek/Chad Majerek, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Kevin Ledbetter/David Wegscheid (SJ) d. Travis Lemanski/Patrick Schrader, 6-0, 6-0

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