Cobbers Fall At Hamline

Sophomore Ben Swanson collected his 10th singles win of the season in the Cobbers' match at Hamline.
Sophomore Ben Swanson collected his 10th singles win of the season in the Cobbers' match at Hamline.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (4/14/19)---Concordia was finally able to get back on the court after a week of winter weather in April. The Cobbers battled against Hamline but fell 7-2 in a match played at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Sophomore Ben Swanson had a hand in both points for the Cobbers he teamed with Carter Steffes to win at No.2 doubles and then recorded a straight-set win in singles play.

Swanson and Steffes had little trouble with their match at No. 2 doubles as they served up a bagel and won 8-0. It was only the third match the two had been paired in doubles competition and they came away with their first win of the season. Swanson and Steffes are now 1-1 in conference play and 1-2 overall.

Like his doubles bout, Swanson rolled over his opponent in singles play. He won by identical 6-2 scores in his match at No.3 singles to earn his 10th singles victory of the year.

Swanson is the second Cobber played to record a double-digit singles win total this year. He joins teammate Jared Saue with at least 10 victories. The 10 wins is also a single-season career high for Swanson who only had two singles victories in his first year of college tennis last year.    
  
UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the 2019 season when they play St. Olaf on Thursday, Apr. 18 in Northfield. The match that was originally scheduled for Mar. 9 but was postponed due to a snow storm.
   
Hamline University 7, Concordia-M'head 2
Apr 14, 2019 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Jake Trondson (HUM) def. Erik Porter (CC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Elias Ramirez (HUM) def. Jared Saue (CC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Ben Swanson (CC) def. Tou Ger Xiong (HUM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Nazeer Robinson (HUM) def. Carter Steffes (CC) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6
5. Andrew Argeros (HUM) def. Jake Peters (CC) 6-3, 6-3
6. Cory Penick (HUM) def. Christian Larson (CC) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Jake Trondson/Tou Ger Xiong (HUM) def. Erik Porter/Jared Saue (CC) 8-5
2. Carter Steffes/Ben Swanson (CC) def. Levi Duwenhoegger/Cory Penick (HUM) 8-0
3. Nazeer Robinson/Elias Ramirez (HUM) def. Grant Storm/Nick Immel (CC) 8-1