Falcons Blank MSU-Billings, 7-0

    Brett Rodgers won at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles Saturday
    Brett Rodgers won at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles Saturday

    Feb. 21, 2010

    The Air Force men's tennis team won its second consecutive match in Bozeman, Mont., Saturday, blanking Montana-State-Billings, 7-0. The Falcons improved to 3-2 this spring and wrap up the weekend on Sunday, Feb. 21 against Montana State.

    The Falcons cruised through all nine matches against the Yellowjackets. Senior Brett Rodgers and junior Taylor Soster led the way early, winning the No. 1 doubles match 8-0 over Franco Valdez and Delbert Landicho. In singles play, freshman Lance Wilhelm improved to 5-0 at the No. 1 singles spot with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Navin Marimuthu. Air Force won the other five singles matches in straight sets as well.

    "Our team played great today,” said Air Force Dan Oosterhous. “We have prepared ourselves well for a very tough match against Montana State tomorrow morning."


    Air Force 7, Montana State-Billings 0
     
    Singles
    1. Lance Wilhlem (AF) def. Navin Marimuthu 6-2, 6-0
    2. Austin Francis (AF) def. Franco Valdez 6-0, 6-3
    3. Brett Rodgers (AF) def. Delbert Landicho 6-1, 6-4
    4. Vinni Lodolo (AF) def. Josh Schouman 6-2, 6-0
    5. Alex Beaussart (AF) def. Brad Knutson 6-4, 6-3
    6. Stephen Katrein (AF) def. Geoff Fehr 6-1, 6-0
    Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5


     

     

    Doubles
    1. Rodgers / Taylor Soster (AF) def. Valdez / Landicho, 8-0
    2. Francis / Wilhelm (AF) def. Lehman / Marimuthu, 8-5
    3. Beaussart / Sam Barnes (AF) def. Schouman / Luis Olivera, 8-2
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
     

     

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