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Junior Curtis Newman was victorious at number five singles and number three doubles for the Kohawks.
Junior Curtis Newman was victorious at number five singles and number three doubles for the Kohawks.
Men's Tennis - Mon, Apr. 23, 2012

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - The Coe College men's tennis team took a 2-1 lead on Cornell after doubles play before sweeping all six singles matches for an 8-1 win over the Rams in Iowa Conference play Monday at Cornell.

The Kohawks opened with an 8-5 win at number one doubles from sophomore Jeff Damisch (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and sophomore Michael Woolf (Palantine, Ill./Palantine) as they beat Justin Bradfield and Joseph Gelfand.  Damisch was then a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Gelfand at number four singles.

At number three doubles, junior Curtis Newman (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) and sophomore Michael Janssen (Oshkosh, Wis./Lourdes) beat Ashan DeSilva and Joseph Reyes 8-1.  Newman then defeated Neal Klauer 6-0, 6-2 at number five singles.

Freshman Noah Sprinkel (Minneapolis, Minn./South) was a 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) winner over DeSilva at number one singles.  At number two singles, senior Victor Khristenko (Orel, Russia) beat Garrett Russikoff 7-5, 6-0.  Sophomore Sean Stokstad (Ramstein, Germany/Ramstein) was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at number three singles over Bradfield.  At number six singles, senior Jonathan Roger (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Anthony Village) beat Reyes 6-4, 6-0.

The Kohawks wrap up Iowa Conference play on Friday, as they face undefeated Luther.  The match is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. in Decorah.