Marc Tyrakowski picked up Dowagiac’s only win against Berrien Springs in Wolverine Conference tennis Monday. The Shamrocks defeated the Chieftains 7-1. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Chieftain tennis team falls to Shamrocks

Published 9:55pm Monday, September 10, 2012

The Dowagiac tennis team was no match for one of the newest members of the Wolverine Conference Monday.

Visiting Berrien Springs, who along with Edwardsburg and Coloma, joined the league this fall, defeated the Chieftains 7-1.

Dowagiac’s Jon Robinson returns a shot against Berrien Springs Monday. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

Dowagiac’s lone victory came at No. 1 singles, where Marc Tyrakowski defeated Nick Little 6-4 and 6-2.

The Shamrocks won the remaining seven flights in straight sets.

The most competitive match among those other seven flights was the No. 4 doubles match up between Berrien Springs’ Brian Engler and Jonathan Sackett and Dowagiac’s Ethan Wagner and Jennings Brosnan.

Engler and Sackett defeated Wagner and Brosnan 6-4 and 6-2.


Berrien Springs…7



1. Marc Tyrakowski (D) d. Nick Little 6-4, 6-2; 2. Carl Steinhouser (BS) d. Jon Robinson 6-2, 6-2; 3. Brian Shembarger (BS) d. Austin Jackson 6-1, 6-0; 4. Hayden Stoub (BS) d. Ethan Dussel 6-3, 6-0



1. Everett Shembarger-Joey Zahrn (BS) d. Jordan Hagemann-David Brogen 6-0, 6-1; 2. Callehan Wales-Nate Dennis (BS) d. Zach Davis-Mitch Warsko 6-0, 6-4; 3. Nick Craig-Matt Kerby (BS) d. Vaughn Herter-Tony Kidman 6-1, 6-0; 4. Brian Engler-Jonathan Sackett (BS) d. Ethan Wagner-Jennings Brosnan 6-4, 6-2

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