Niles shuts out Bridgman Bees for first victory
Published 2:24 am Tuesday, April 22, 2003
By By DAN WEISS / Niles Daily Star
The Niles tennis team broke into the win column for the first time this season with an 8-0 win over visiting Bridgman Monday afternoon.
The Vikings swept all eight matches, winning No. 4 singles and No. 4 doubles by forfeit.
Niles No. 1 singles player Matt Molnar had to battle for his victory over Jan Sollwedel. Molnar ended up with a 7-6 (0), 7-5 win.
Things weren't easy for the Niles No. 1 doubles team of Colin Smith and Anthony Kessler, who beat Joe Chappell and Ryan Wolf 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Niles returns to action Wednesday at Dowagiac for a Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference West Division match.
Singles: 1. Matt Molnar (N) beat Jan Sollwedel 7-6 (0), 7-5; 2. Ryan Lindstedt (N) beat Jacob Sars 6-0, 6-0; 3. Mina Eskander (N) beat Blair Powers 6-1, 6-1; Rafael Garrido (N) won by forfeit
Doubles: 1. Colin Smith/Anthony Kessler (N) beat Joe Chappell/Ryan Wolf 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5); 2. Carl Seitz/Jason Landstrom (N) beat Phil Bearduex/Rob Long 6-1, 6-2; 3. Andy Stuver/Paul Wregglesworth (N) beat Myles Strebeck/Andrew Gaul 6-0, 6-2; 4. Tyler Payne/Chad Jankoviak (N) won by forfeit