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Cleveland State Men’s Tennis Remains Perfect In #HLTennis Play With 4-3 Win At Northern Kentucky

Cleveland State Men’s Tennis Remains Perfect In #HLTennis Play With 4-3 Win At Northern Kentucky

CRESTVIEW, Ky. - The Cleveland State men's tennis team remained perfect in Horizon League play Friday, picking up a 4-3 victory at Northern Kentucky. With the win, the Vikings are now 13-6 on the year and 3-0 in #HLTennis play.

"Every conference win is a good win, and today we had a good scrappy win," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "We had two doubles teams play with an early lead and ride that to the first point, while Lincoln and Mikael got us some quick points in singles play. The biggest momentum shift of the match came when Carl saved two first set points and went on to win the first set before capturing the win on his singles court."

Cleveland State was once again able to earn the early doubles point, picking up wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. JuandeDios Abboud and Carl Gedlitschka cruised to a 6-0 win at the top of the lineup, while Devin Boyer and Lincoln Battle earned a 6-3 victory at the No. 3 spot.

The Vikings were able to extend their lead to 2-0 at the start of singles play then, as a 6-4, 6-2 win from Battle at the No. 1 spot opened the singles matches.

Northern Kentucky was able to trim the lead to 2-1 with a win at No. 4 singles, but Mikael Erler put the Vikings up 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 victory at the No. 2 spot.

Gedlitschka then clinched the match for the Vikings at No. 6 singles, earning a hard fought 7-6(8), 6-3 victory to keep Cleveland State undefeated in league play this season.

Northern Kentucky was then able to pick up wins on the final two singles courts, putting the final score at 4-3 Cleveland State.

The Vikings will be back in action tomorrow, traveling to IUPUI for a 2:30 p.m. contest.