Niles’ Nick Borkowski reaches for a return against Battle Creek Harper Creek Wednesday. The Vikings defeated Harper Creek 5-3. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Vikings beat Harper Creek 5-3

Published 9:26pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012

With the post season rapidly approaching, the Niles tennis team picked up a big non-divisional Big 16 Conference win over visiting Battle Creek Harper Creek in a Big 16 crossover match Wednesday.

The Vikings swept the doubles flights on its way to a 5-3 victory.

“They are in our conference and they are in our regional, so this is a good win for us,” Niles coach Jill Weber said. “The boys played well.”

With four wins under its belt, Niles needed to pick up a victory in singles action.

Nick Zeigert delivered with a 6-3 and 6-2 win over Tyler Antes.

Isaac Rosenthal hits a shot in the Vikings’ Big 16 Conference crossover win against Battle Creek Harper Creek. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

The most dominating performance on the doubles side was Isaac Rosenthal and Nick Borkowski’s 6-0 and 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles over Alex Eifler and Brad Carr.

“They played great,” Weber said of Rosenthal and Borkowski. “They are now really to jell as a team and they are starting to attack the net, which is what I wanted them to do. It was really clicking today.

“My four doubles too. They went three set today, but they are starting to put the ball away and everything is coming together for them too.”

Niles has added a match to their schedule this week as the Vikings will travel to Vicksburg Friday for a non-league contest.

 

Harper Creek…3

Niles…5

Singles

1. Tanner Wilcox (HC) d. Brad Miller 6-2, 6-3; 2. Nick Zeigert (N) d. Tyler Antes 6-3, 6-2; 3. Daniel Baker (HC) d. Michael Geiger 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; 4. Tyler Eifler (HC) d. Rob Lundberg 2-6, 6-3, 7-6

 

Doubles

1. Alex Brown-Matt Miller (N) d. Tyler Hagen-Kyle Busniewski 6-3, 6-2; 2. Gevanta Nichols-Brent McGowan (N) d. Steven Eddy-Corbin Muller 6-3, 6-2; 3. Isaac Rosenthal-Nick Borkowski (N) d. Alex Eifler-Brad Carr 6-0, 6-1; 4. Derek Brown-Matt Lee (N) d. Ben Leatherman-Shawn Berry 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

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