Freshman Nathan Reekie won a split set match at No. 4 singles.
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Creighton Tops Omaha, 5-2

Omaha Athletics | February 10, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha men’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Creighton Friday evening at Hanscom Tennis Center.  The Mavericks move to 2-4 (0-0 Summit League) on the year, while the Bluejays improve to 3-3.

Freshman Razvan Grigorescu earned the first point of the match for Omaha at No. 1 singles.  Grigorescu defeated Armando Gandini in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.  Freshman Nathan Reekie gave the Mavericks their second point of the night at No. 4 with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win over Brooks Kendall.

The Bluejays won four singles matches to clinch the match.  At No. 3 singles, sophomore Matt Dunn lost to Alex Koca in split sets, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, while sophomore Alex Woodward dropped a tight match at No. 6, 7-6, 7-5. 

Creighton started the match by taking the doubles point.  Woodward and freshman Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger dropped a 6-4 decision at No. 3 to Koca and Mac Mease.  Dunn and Reekie lost in a tiebreaker to Aaron Chalstrom and Gandini, 7-6 (4).  Grigorescu and Buckley picked up a 7-6 (4) win at No. 1 doubles over Kendall and Harrison Lang.

Omaha returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 12 against Drake.  First serve is set for 4 p.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Creighton 5, Omaha Mavericks 2

Singles competition
1. #53 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA/13.16) def. Armando Gandini (CU/12.10) 6-1, 6-2
2. Harrison Lang (CU/12.34) def. Colin Buckley (OMAHA/11.09) 6-3, 6-1
3. Alex Koca (CU/12.06) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA/11.28) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA/11.37) def. Brooks Kendall (CU/11.31) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
5. Aaron Chalstrom (CU/11.46) def. Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger (OMAHA/11.01) 6-4, 6-4
6. Jake Glazer (CU/11.16) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA/11.00) 7-6, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) def. Harrison Lang/Brooks Kendall (CU) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Armando Gandini/Aaron Chalstrom (CU) def. Matt Dunn/Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Alex Koca/Mac Mease (CU) def. Joni Heizlsperger/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-4

Match Notes
Omaha Mavericks 2-4
Creighton 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,5,3,6,4)

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