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Result: W 7-2

Men's Tennis at Bethel University

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. at Arden Hills, Minn. - Ona Orth Athletic Complex

Knights oust Royals, clinch playoff spot

Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi
After a comeback win, Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi is now 6-0 in singles this season.
Photo: Nathan Klok

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- After a slow start in doubles, the Carleton College men's tennis team re-grouped and swept all six singles matches to secure a 7-2 win at Bethel University. The Knights improved to 17-3 overall this season and 5-1 in conference play, securing their 12th consecutive trip to the MIAC Playoffs.

Carleton trailed 2-1 after doubles with the lone victory coming from Jordon O'Kelly (Jr./Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) and Kevin Hurley (Sr./Novi, Mich/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit), who teamed up for the first time this season and posted an 8-3 triumph at the second slot.

The match of the day was the sixth singles contest between Bethel’s Peter Lindberg and Carleton’s Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (So./Germantown, N.Y./Red Hook).

Lindberg appeared to have the match in hand as he won the first set, 6-1, and led the second set, 5-2. With his back against the wall, Lindholm-Uzzi played himself back into contention and eventually won in a super tiebreaker 1-6, 7-6, 10-8. With that result, the Carleton sophomore remains undefeated in singles matches this season.

“Watching Jonas steadily improve and fight back during his match was thrilling,” said Carleton head coach Stephan Zweifel. “What started out as bad banjo music morphed into Beyoncé at the Coachella concert.”

O’Kelly, Hurley, Kevin Mei (Sr./Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), Andrew Qi (Jr./Auckland, New Zealand/Saint Kentigern), and Aaron Goodman (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Park) added straight-set victories in singles.

Carleton will wrap up its stretch of three matches in three days with a 5 p.m. contest at Macalester College on Monday, April 23.

#40 Carleton College 7, Bethel University 2

Singles competition
1. Kevin Mei (CAR) def. Hunter Fernelius (BU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Jordon O'Kelly (CAR) def. Zach Kantor (BU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Andrew Qi (CAR) def. Nick Knudsen (BU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Zeke Delain (BU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kevin Hurley (CAR) def. Jakob Bartels (BU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (CAR) def. Peter Lindberg (BU) 1-6, 7-6, 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Hunter Fernelius/Jakob Bartels (BU) def. Kevin Mei/Aaron Goodman (CAR) 8-6
2. Kevin Hurley/Jordon O'Kelly (CAR) def. Zach Kantor/Noah Ridgway (BU) 8-3
3. Nick Knudsen/Zeke Delain (BU) def. Andrew Qi/Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (CAR) 8-3