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Michael Janssen was 7-2 on the week in singles and doubles, including a 3-0 record at number three singles.
Michael Janssen was 7-2 on the week in singles and doubles, including a 3-0 record at number three singles.
Men's Tennis - Fri, Mar. 9, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Coe College men's tennis team went 5-1 during spring break, as they ventured outside for the first time in dual meets this season.  The Kohawks were 29-7 in singles, while not losing a single match at the number one position.

The Kohawks opened the week with an 8-1 victory over Berry on March 5.  Freshman Noah Sprinkel (Minneapolis, Minn./South) and junior Curtis Newman (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) defeated Logan Yerbey and Jonathan Surls 8-3 at number one doubles.  Sprinkel was then a 6-1, 6-1 victor over Yerbey at number one singles, while Newman beat Jake Pullen 6-1, 6-0 at number four singles.

At number two doubles, sophomore Jeff Damisch (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and sophomore Michael Woolf (Palantine, Ill./Palantine) beat Ben Ortman and Pulen 8-1.  Damisch beat Ortman 6-0, 6-1 at number three singles.  The Kohawks held a 3-0 lead after doubles play, as sophomore Michael Janssen (Oshkosh, Wis./Lourdes) and senior Jonathan Roger (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Anthony Village) beat Kyle Stapleton and Max McDonald 8-1.  Roger was then a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Colby Chapman at number five singles, while sophomore Daken Starkenburg (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) beat Stpleton 6-2, 6-1.

Coe's second win of the week came against Colby-Sawyer later that night, as they won 8-1.  Sprinkel and Newman won 8-3 at number one doubles over Jamie Thormann and Justin Pinard, while Janssen and Starkenburg beat Will Berry and Eric Caples 8-2 at number two.  Taking a 2-1 lead into singles, sophomore Sean Stokstad (Ramstein, Germany/Ramstein) beat Thormann 6-0, 6-0.

At number two singles, Woolf beat Pinard 6-0, 6-0, while Janssen was a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Reeve Fidler at number three.  Starkenburg was a 6-2, 6-0 victor over Nolan Foley at number four, while sophomore Alex Klaas (Douman, Wis./Catholic Memorial) beat Clay Allen 4-6, 6-0, 10-6 at number five.  Coe's final victory came from senior Doug Land (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) at number six, as he beat Berry 6-0, 6-1.

The Kohawks trailed 2-1 after doubles against Alfred, but bounced back for a 7-2 victory.  Stokstad and Starkenburg took the win at number two doubles, as they beat Nathan Kucko and Kyle McDevitt 8-0.  At number one singles, Damisch beat Nick Schneider 6-2, 6-4, while Newman beat Nathan Garletts 6-1, 6-1.  At number three singles, Janssen beat Kucko 6-1, 6-1.

Starkenburg kept the streak alive at number four singles, as he beat Stefan Nonnemann 6-3, 6-2, while Klaas beat Peter Benoit 6-2, 6-3 at number five.  Coe's final win came at number six singles, as sophomore Tyler Wilson (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) beat Lucas Krenzer 6-4, 6-2.

Coe earned a tight 5-4 win over Ohio Northern, where they again trailed 2-1 after doubles.  This time, Coe's only doubles win was at number three, where Janssen and Roger beat Blake Troller and Nick Kowalczyk 8-4.  At number one singles, Sprinkel beat Joey Frank 6-2, 6-1, while Damisch beat Do Thai 6-2, 6-3 at number three singles.  Newman was a 6-4, 6-4 victor at number four, while Roger closed the match with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Andrew Korba.

The Kohawks only loss of the week came against Wayne State, ranked 49th in the country, as they won 5-4.  Coe led 2-1 after doubles, as Sprinkel and Newman were an 8-6 winner over Melvin Joseph and Jason Chen.  Coe's second win was at number two, where Damisch and Woolf beat Thomas Ducret and Michael FitzGerald 8-5.  At number one singles, Sprinkel beat Ducret 4-6, 6-3, 10-7, while Newman earned Coe's only other singles victory, beating Oscar Gammarra 6-4, 6-4.

Coe closed the week with a 9-0 victory over Cornerstone University.  At number one doubles, Klaas and Woolf beat John Andrew and Chris Selva 8-4, while Janssen and Roger beat Josiah Badger and Josh Webb 8-1 at number two.  Coe took a 3-0 lead into singles, as Land and Wilson beat Alex Tarnow and Brad Miedema 8-6 at number three.

At number one singles, Stokstad beat Andrew 6-1, 6-1, while Newman beat Selva 6-0, 6-0 at number two.  Janssen was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Tarnow at number three, as Starkenburg beat Miedema 6-1, 6-2, at number four.  Klaas earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at number five over Badger, while sophomore Alex Leovic (Littleton, Colo./Littleton) closed the week with a 7-4, 4-6, 10-2 win over Webb at number six singles.

The Kohawks return to action March 17, as they host Augustana 10 a.m. at the Clark Racquet Center.