Singles play leads Vikings to 5-4 victory over Cornell

Lawrence men's tennis action Cade Francour
Lawrence's Cade Francour was dominant in a victory at No. 3 singles over Cornell.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa -- The Lawrence University men's tennis team won the final four singles flights Saturday to post a 5-4 Midwest Conference victory over Cornell College.

Lawrence (8-7, 3-1 MWC) trailed 2-1 entering the singles play, but the Vikings' Cade Francour, Evan Oriel, Matt Chan and Cam Strawn all won to pull out the victory.

Andrea Arivella and Aidan Delgado were 8-1 winners at No. 3 doubles, and the Vikings were defeated at both No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

Francour posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3, and Chan followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 to tie the match at 3-3. After Cornell (10-7, 2-2) won at No. 2, Strawn was a 6-4, 6-0 winner at No. 6, and Oriel completed a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 4 to give Lawrence the win. 

Lawrence University 5, Cornell College 4

Singles competition
1. Shoma Kishimoto (CC) def. Connor Maloney (LU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Hayden Dzurisin (CC) def. Aidan Delgado (LU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Cade Francour (LU) def. Tom Greene (CC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Evan Oriel (LU) def. Drew Arnold (CC) 6-3, 6-3
5. Matt Chan (LU) def. Nick Adamou (CC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Cam Strawn (LU) def. Koichi Okazaki (CC) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Shoma Kishimoto/Hayden Dzurisin (CC) def. Connor Maloney/Cade Francour (LU) 8-0
2. Tom Greene/Drew Arnold (CC) def. Evan Oriel/Matt Chan (LU) 8-2
3. Andrea Arivella/Aidan Delgado (LU) def. Nick Adamou/Koichi Okazaki (CC) 8-1