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Result: W 9-0

Men's Tennis hosts St. Olaf College

Friday, April 27th, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Pat Lamb Tennis Courts

Kevin Hurley helps Knights sweep St. Olaf

Kevin Hurley
Kevin Hurley
Photo: Nathan Klok

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Playing the last home regular-season match of his career, senior Kevin Hurley (Novi, Mich/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit) won in both singles and doubles as the No. 38-ranked Carleton College men’s tennis team secured a 9-0 victory over St. Olaf College.

Carleton improved to 19-3 overall (7-1 MIAC) and moved one step closer to claiming another 20-win season, something the Knights have done six times over the previous 12 seasons.

Hurley and Xander Zuczek (Fy./Westerly, R.I./St. Bernard) improved to 15-1 on the season after winning a 9-7 thriller at second doubles. Upon moving to singles, Hurley settled in quickly and posted a 6-1, 6-0 triumph for his 10th consecutive solo win. Zuczek stayed unbeaten in MIAC singles action with his 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Carleton’s regionally ranked duo of Leo Vithoontien (Fy./Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) and Jordon O'Kelly (Jr./Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) prevailed, 8-3, before they parted ways and both posted straight-set victories. Vithoontien proved worthy of being the No. 4 player in the region after his 6-4, 6-4 win pushed his record to 17-1 on the season. O’Kelly earned Carleton’s first team point in singles with his 6-0, 6-1 result.

Aaron Goodman (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Park) and Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (So./Germantown, N.Y./Red Hook) picked up the other doubles victory for the Knights, this one by an 8-4 tally.

Goodman added a 6-1, 6-2 win at third singles, while Sahil Chhugani’s (So./Rochester, Minn./Century) play at fourth singles held the attention of the standing-room only crowd at the Pat Lamb Courts.

Chuugani fought off two match points before eventually knocking off his opponent by a 3-6, 6-1, 13-11 count.

“After a rough start in which Sahil’s shots were about as accurate as a six-year-old trying to name the stat capital of Vermont, both of the players settled into a high-quality match that was decided by a razor-thin margin,” said Carleton head coach Stephan Zweifel.

UP NEXT FOR THE KNIGHTS:

Friday’s victory clinched a first-round bye in the MIAC Playoffs, and Carleton will have a chance to secure a home playoff match if the Knights can top Saint John’s University when the teams meet on Saturday, April 28 in Collegeville.

#38 Carleton College 9, St. Olaf College 0

Singles competition
1. #4 Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Christian Beck (STO) 6-4, 6-4
2. Jordon O'Kelly (CAR) def. Danny Hogan (STO) 6-0, 6-1
3. Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Jack Leach (STO) 6-1, 6-2
4. Sahil Chhugani (CAR) def. Spencer Wick (STO) 3-6, 6-1, 13-11
5. Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Christopher Prokosch (STO) 6-1, 6-3
6. Kevin Hurley (CAR) def. Dez Young (STO) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #4 Jordon O'Kelly/Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Christian Beck/Danny Hogan (STO) 8-3
2. Kevin Hurley/Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Jack Leach/Spencer Wick (STO) 9-7
3. Aaron Goodman/Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (CAR) def. Gus Fedje-Johnston/Corey Loken (STO) 8-4