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Kohawk men beat Augustana 6-3
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Junior Curtis Newman won both matches in singles and doubles against Augustana Saturday.
Junior Curtis Newman won both matches in singles and doubles against Augustana Saturday.
Men's Tennis - Sat, Mar. 17, 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - After taking a 3-0 lead in doubles, the Kohawk men's tennis team held on for a 6-3 win over Augustana Saturday at the Clark Racquet Center.  Coe College improved to 14-3 overall and 8-1 at home with the win.

Freshman Noah Sprinkel (Minneapolis, Minn./South) and junior Curtis Newman (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) opened things up with an 8-3 win at number one doubles against Adam DeSimone and Andy Wall.  Sprinkel was also a 6-2, 6-2 winner over DeSimone at number one singles, while Newman beat Jack Cullen 7-6, 6-2 at number four singles.

At number two doubles, sophomore Jeff Damisch (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and sophomore Michael Woolf (Palantine, Ill./Palantine) beat Lawrence Palmer and William Palmer 8-3.  Damisch was also a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Wall at number three singles.

Coe's final doubles win came at number three, where sophomore Michael Janssen (Oshkosh, Wis./Lourdes) and senior Jonathan Roger (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Anthony Village) beat Cullen and Colin Arnold 8-4.  

The Kohawks will return to action next Saturday, as they host Dubuque and Simpson in a pair of Iowa Conference duals.  Coe will face the Spartans at 9 a.m. and the Storm at 12 p.m.