Grinnell tops Vikings

Bill Schuman-Kline was a winner at No. 1 and No. 1 doubles in Lawrence's victory over St. Norbert.
Bill Schuman-Kline was a winner at No. 1 and No. 1 doubles in Lawrence's victory over St. Norbert.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Grinnell College men's tennis team posted a 9-0 win over Lawrence University on Saturday in the Midwest Conference opener for the Vikings at Fox Cities Racquet Club.

Grinnell (14-4, 3-0 MWC) swept the matches, but Lawrence (6-7, 0-1) made the Pioneers work for is. At No. 1 singles, Bill Schuman-Kline and Connor Maloney were edged 8-5. 

At No. 1 singles, Schuman-Kline beat Zach Lane 6-3 in the opening set before Lane won a second-set tiebreaker to even the match. Lane then won a super-tiebreaker to win the match. Lawrence's Aidan Delgado lost a pair of tiebreakers to drop his match at No. 3.

Grinnell College 9, Lawrence University 0

Singles competition
1. Zach Lane (GC) def. Bill Schuman-Kline (LU) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-1)
2. Sam Stickels (GC) def. Connor Maloney (LU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Ben Cobin (GC) def. Aidan Delgado (LU) 7-6, 7-6
4. M.Conlin-Brandenburg (GC) def. Cade Francour (LU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Ishaan Tibrewal (GC) def. Evan Oriel (LU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Henry Johnson (GC) def. Matt Chan (LU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Sam Stickels/M.Conlin-Brandenburg (GC) def. Bill Schuman-Kline/Connor Maloney (LU) 8-5
2. Zach Lane/Ishaan Tibrewal (GC) def. Aidan Delgado/Cade Francour (LU) 8-3
3. Ben Cobin/Jack Lunn (GC) def. Evan Oriel/Matt Chan (LU) 8-2