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Result: W 9-0

Men's Tennis vs. University of St. Thomas

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 – 3:30 P.M. at Lakeville, Minn. - Lifetime Fitness

Knights take care of Tommies

Jordon O'Kelly
Jordon O'Kelly
Photo: Dave Pape

LAKEVILLE, Minn. – Playing its first match in two weeks, the Carleton College men’s tennis team showed little in signs of rust as the Knights swept the University of St. Thomas, 9-0. Carleton improved to 8-1 on the season including 3-0 in MIAC matches.

First-year Leo Vithoontien (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) improved to 8-0 in singles during his rookie season following a decisive 6-0, 6-1 result atop the lineup. He teamed with Jordon O'Kelly (Jr./Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) for an 8-6 victory at first doubles.

“There has been a lot of pre-Oscar buzz regarding Leo’s performance during the indoor season,” noted Carleton head coach Stephan Zweifel, “and the audience was again enthralled by his portrayal of Roger Federer today.”

Andrew Qi (Jr./Auckland, New Zealand/Saint Kentigern) added a 6-1, 6-4 result at second singles, while O’Kelly continued his return from injury and made his season debut in singles with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph at the third slot.

Aaron Goodman (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Park) and Kevin Hurley (Sr./Novi, Mich/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit) each prevailed in both singles and doubles, where they teamed with Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (So./Germantown, N.Y./Red Hook) and Xander Zuczek (Fy./Westerly, R.I./St. Bernard), respectively, on matching 8-4 victories.

Lewis White (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Breck) had quite the turnaround at sixth singles. He dropped the first three games before rally back to win 7-6, 6-1.

“Lewis had a wildly entertaining match. The only thing missing was the popcorn,” said Zweifel.

Carleton will take a break from competition until kicking off its annual Spring Break trip with a match versus Juniata College on March 19 at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Singles competition
1. Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Ben Wait (UST-MEN) 6-0, 6-1
2. Andrew Qi (CAR) def. Sterling Sibley (UST-MEN) 6-1, 6-4
3. Jordon O'Kelly (CAR) def. Nick Vossen (UST-MEN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Erich Nuss (UST-MEN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kevin Hurley (CAR) def. Zach LeVene (UST-MEN) 6-1, 6-3
6. Lewis White (CAR) def. Jordan Schenck (UST-MEN) 7-6, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Jordon O'Kelly/Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Ben Wait/Sterling Sibley (UST-MEN) 8-6
2. Kevin Hurley/Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Nick Vossen/Jordan Schenck (UST-MEN) 8-4
3. Aaron Goodman/Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (CAR) def. Erich Nuss/Zach LeVene (UST-MEN) 8-4

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