Men’s tennis sweeps three-game weekend


Kevin Daun returns a volley during his match Jan. 30 against Eastern Illinois University at the Chick Evans Field House. Men’s tennis (9-4) played three games over the weekend, losing to Butler University 4-3 on Friday but bouncing back with two wins, beating Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Western Illinois University by scores of 7-0 on Saturday.

By Patrick Smith

Men’s tennis (8-3) raised its winning streak to five games this weekend, picking up wins over Illinois State University, University of Nebraska Omaha and Cleveland State University.

The team’s winning streak comes after it started off the season 3-3. The Huskies are now 8-2 at home and 0-1 on the road.

“I’m really proud of our guys for the weekend we had,” said NIU head coach Patrick Fisher following the team’s final win of the week against CSU, according to an NIU Athletics news release. “Cleveland State is really good and our guys were ready today. We backed up our good win against Illinois State [on Friday] and this is something we can build on. I am hopeful this gives us extra motivation to want more because we have yet to play our best.”

The Huskies will look to move to 11-3 as they play three games this weekend, starting with a contest against Butler University at 5 p.m. Friday in Rockford.

NIU 4, Illinois State 3


1. Carlos Manzanas/Austin Russell (NIU) def. Andreas Boers/Rodrigo Oliveria (ISU), 7-5.

2. Jakub Eisner/Egehan Sertkaya (ISU) def. Georg Lundkvist/Kevin Daun (NIU), 7-5.

3. Christoffer Greve/Dylan Steffens (ISU) def. Tom Hjertonsson/Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU), 6-3.


1. Carlos Manzanas (NIU) def. Jakub Eisner (ISU), 6-2, default.

2. Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Urh Krajnc Domiter (ISU), 6-3, 7-6.

3. Georg Lundkvist (NIU) def. Rodrigo Oliveria (ISU), 6-3, 6-1.

4. Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) def. Andreas Boers (ISU), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.

5. Christoffer Greve (ISU) def. Kevin Daun (NIU), 6-2, 6-1.

6. Dylan Steffens (ISU) def. Austin Russell (NIU), 6-3, 6-2.

NIU 7, Omaha 0


1. Colin Buckley/Ignace Warson (UNO) def. Carlos Manzanas/Austin Russell (NIU), 6-3.

2. Georg Lundkvist/Kevin Daun (NIU) def. Matt Dunn/Alex Woodward (UNO), 7-6.

3. Tom Hjertonsson/Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Erik Anderson/John Ellis (UNO), 6-2.


1. Carlos Manzanas (NIU) def. Colin Buckley (UNO), 6-2, 6-2.

2. Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Matt Dunn (UNO), 6-1, 6-2.

3. Georg Lundkvist (NIU) def. Alex Woodward (UNO), 6-1, 6-2.

4. Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) def. Marko Minic (UNO), 6-2, 6-3.

5. Kevin Daun (NIU) def. Erik Anderson (UNO), 6-1, 7-5.

6. Austin Russell (NIU) def. John Ellis (UNO), 7-5, 7-5.

NIU 5, Cleveland State 2


1. Carlos Manzanas/Austin Russell (NIU) vs. Joe VanMeter/Andre Mick (CSU), 5-5 unfinished.

2. Georg Lundkvist/Kevin Daun (NIU) def. Benjamin Slade/Kevin Goth (CSU), 6-4.

3. Tom Hjertonsson/Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Mirko Radosevic/Colton Buffington (CSU), 6-3.


1. Carlos Manzanas (NIU) def. Mirko Radosevic (CSU), 6-2, 6-4.

2. Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Colton Buffington (CSU), 6-2, 6-2.

3. Joe VanMeter (CSU) def. Georg Lundkvist (NIU). 7-6, 2-6, 10-4.

4. Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) def. Benjamin Slade (CSU), 7-6, 6-3.

5. Kevin Goth (CSU) def. Kevin Daun (NIU), 6-2, 6-4.

6. Austin Russell (NIU) def. Andre Mick (NIU), 6-3, 6-1.