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Pioneers Pull Out Win Over Titans

Adam Kasper took part in two wins for the Titans
Adam Kasper took part in two wins for the Titans

Kevin Rasmussen won the decisive contest as Carroll University edged the UW-Oshkosh men's tennis team, 5-4, on Friday (March 8) in New Berlin.

Rasmussen gave the Pioneers the win when he outlasted Aidan Sauberlich (So. • Green Bay) by a 4-6, 6-3 (11-9) score at No. 2 singles.

Carroll University (5-4) won three other individual contests, including Jack Michael's 6-4, 1-6 (10-6) win over Kevin Lewis (Jr. • Howard) in the first flight. Frankie Giuffre defeated Alex Yang (Fr. • Milwaukee) by a 6-2, 7-5 score in the fifth flight, while Matt Joost ousted Kinan Al-Bitar (Jr. • Oshkosh) by a 6-2, 6-3 result in the sixth.

UW-Oshkosh (4-6) acquired individual wins from Mike Gillespie (So. • De Pere) in the third flight and Adam Kasper (Sr. • Franklin) in the fourth. Gillespie beat Ryne Fertitta, 6-3, 6-1, while Kasper trimmed Isaac Jordan, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8).

The Titans won two of the three doubles contests. Winning by 8-5 scores were Gillespie and Lewis over Fertitta and Michael in the first flight and Kasper and Sauberlich over Giuffre and Rasmussen in the second.

The Pioneers won at No. 3 doubles as Joost and Jordan defeated Charlie Bostwick (Fr. • Whitefish Bay) and Ross Kohlhase (Jr. • Green Bay), 8-4.

UW-Oshkosh returns to the Oshkosh YMCA Tennis Center to host Ripon College on Saturday (March 9).