Men’s tennis keeps winning streak alive

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Max Cederkall won his singles and doubles matches Saturday. Photo: Steve Woltmann

By Citlali Cuevas —

The men’s tennis team (6-6) picked up its third straight victory Saturday, sweeping Nebraska-Omaha (5-9) at the Miracle Hill.

“We played solid in doubles to get the win,” head coach Hans Neufeld said. “In singles we did a good job executing our game plan with a workmanlike effort.”

Carl Hedstrom made quick work of his singles opponent and won in straight sets at the No. 1 position (6-3, 7-5). He owns five wins at the top spot this season. Mitch Granger picked up his third-consecutive victory at No. 3 singles, winning in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).

Marcelo Dib pushed his match to three sets, defeating his opponent, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7. In the No. 2 singles spot, Christopher Cole defeated Matt Dunn, 6-4, 6-3. Nate Campanile and Max Cederkall closed out singles play with victories in the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively.

Granger and Cole fought a hard match against Colin Buckley and Ignace Warson, but fell, 6-4. Hedstrom and Campanile downed opponents Erik Anderson and Alex Woodward, 6-4. Cederkall and Dib secured the doubles point for the Flames with a 6-4 victory at No. 3.

UIC returns to action Friday and Saturday, traveling to Oklahoma to play two matches before starting Horizon League play.

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