Dragons swat Cedarville

Doubles action proved to be a struggle for Tiffin’s men’s tennis team as those matches were the closest of the day. Tiffin was able to over come the struggles as it swept Cedarville 9-0 Wednesday.

The day opened with the struggles of doubles play, but the team of Luis Ludena and Toby Cutting ended up posting an 8-4 win at first doubles. The second team of Elio Lezama Perez and Justin Kopronica and the third team of Agustin Mangone and Sorin Navrotchi had even more difficult matches as both TU teams won by a slim 8-6 margin.

With three wins in hand for the Dragons, they had no problem closing out the day in singles. In five of the six singles matches, the Yellow Jackets won a total of 10 games. The sixth game, between third singles players Mangone and Cedarville’s Ryan Shomo was a battle. Mangone took an early lead as he jumped out to a 6-2 win in the first set. The second set favored Shomo with a 6-4 win. Mangone battled back in the tie-breaking set with a 10-6 victory.

Navrotchi paced the Dragons with with a 6-0, 6-0 singles win. Ludena (No. 1), Lezama (No. 2) and Kopronica (No. 5) each had easy wins as they each posted 6-1 wins in both sets while Cutting (No. 4) posted a 6-3, 6-1 win.

Princes still in search of 1st home win

Matt Wernerspach led the Heidelberg men’s lacrosse team Wednesday as he scored all five goals in search of his team’s first home win and third straight win.

Unfortunately for Wernerspach, his five goals were not enough as the rest of his team couldn’t find the goal in the 18-5 loss to Alma. With the loss, Heidelberg falls to 2-3 as Alma improves to 4-2.

Alma jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter with scores coming at the 14:39 and 12:53 marks. Nick Selfridge won the ensuing faceoff as he snatched the ball up from the ground. He passed the ball to Wernerspach to find his first goal 21 seconds after Alma’s second. Alma went on to score four more goals in the quarter.

Wernerspach found his second goal with 10:19 before the half, sandwiched between a pair of Alma scores. The goal came off another faceoff win by Selfridge. The Scots took an 8-2 lead going into the half.

Alma started the third quarter the same way it started the game. The Scots found the net twice early as the scores came a minute apart. Wernerspach scored his third goal with a man up off an Owen Carter pass. Alma put two more on the board before Wernerspach closed out the quarter with two more goals.

Alma closed out the game with six goals in the fourth and held Heidelberg scoreless.

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