Vikings start season with rout of MSOE

Aidan Delgado won at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles in Lawrence's 9-0 victory over MSOE.
Aidan Delgado won at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles in Lawrence's 9-0 victory over MSOE.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's tennis team opened its season Sunday with a 9-0 nonconference rout of MSOE at the Elite Sports Club-River Glen.

Lawrence did not drop a set en route to the shutout. 

A pair of Vikings picked up their first collegiate victories as rookies Jason Park and Evan Oriel both won in singles and doubles. Oriel teamed with Cade Francour for an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles and then posted a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles. Park and Aidan Delgado were 8-5 winners at No. 3 doubles, and Park was an impressive 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 5 singles.

Bill Schuman-Kline and Connor Maloney won at No. 1 doubles, and Schuman-Kline won at No. 1 singles and Maloney was a winner at No. 2 singles while dropping just one game. Delgado won at No. 3 singles and Francour was a winner at No. 4. Francour dropped just two games in his singles match and Delgado lost just three.

Lawrence opens its home schedule on Friday when the Vikings host UW-La Crosse. MSOE fell to 0-2 on the season.

Lawrence University 9, MSOE 0

Singles competition
1. Bill Schuman-Kline (LU) def. Runke, Ryan (MSOE) 6-2, 6-2
2. Connor Maloney (LU) def. Norton, Curt (MSOE) 6-1, 6-0
3. Aidan Delgado (LU) def. Phoenix, Brad (MSOE) 6-1, 6-2
4. Cade Francour (LU) def. Splingaire, Connor (MSOE) 6-1, 6-1
5. Jason Park (LU) def. Korbut, Michael (MSOE) 6-0, 6-1
6. Evan Oriel (LU) def. Roob, Bryan (MSOE) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Bill Schuman-Kline/Connor Maloney (LU) def. Runke, Ryan/Phoenix, Brad (MSOE) 8-3
2. Cade Francour/Evan Oriel (LU) def. Korbut, Michael/Norton, Curt (MSOE) 8-3
3. Aidan Delgado/Jason Park (LU) def. Splingaire, Connor/Roob, Bryan (MSOE) 8-5