Senior John Ellis picked up a straight set win on Sunday morning against Illinois State.
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Omaha Drops 4-2 Decision to Illinois State

Omaha Athletics | April 09, 2017

NORMAL, Ill. – The Omaha men’s tennis team lost a 4-2 decision to Illinois State Sunday afternoon at the Gregory Street Tennis Courts.  The Mavericks are now 8-11 (2-1 Summit League) overall, while the Redbirds are 7-14 (0-2 MVC).
 
Senior John Ellis and freshman Razvan Grigorescu each picked up singles victories for Omaha.  Ellis earned a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Peter Foersom at No. 6 singles.  Grigorescu picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 1 over ISU’s Urh Krajnc Domiter.
 
Illinois State opened the match by taking the doubles point.  Sophomore Alex Woodward and freshman Nathan Reekie fell 6-3 at No. 2 to Andreas Boers and Egehan Sertkaya.  The Redbirds clinched the point when Dylan Steffens and Christogger Greve defeated senior John Ellis and sophomore Matt Dunn, 6-4.
 
Omaha returns to the court Friday, April 21, visiting Air Force.  First serve in scheduled for 3 p.m. CT in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
Match Recap

Illinois State 4, Omaha 2 Apr 9, 2017 at Normal, IL (Gregory Street)
Singles competition
1. #99 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA/13.51) def. Urh Krajnc Domiter (ILS/12.64) 6-4, 6-3
2. Dylan Steffens (ILS/13.00) vs. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA/11.94) 6-3, 5-7, 4-3, unfinished
3. Andreas Boers (ILS/12.65) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA/11.63) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Matias Chomali (ILS/11.98) def. Joni Heizlsperger (OMAHA/11.99) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Christoffer Greve (ILS/13.06) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA/11.45) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2
6. John Ellis (OMAHA/11.10) def. Peter Foersom (ILS/11.26) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Urh Krajnc Domiter/Matias Chomali (ILS) vs. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) 4-4, unfinished
2. Andreas Boers/Egehan Sertkaya (ILS) def. Nathan Reekie/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-3
3. Dylan Steffens/Christoffer Greve (ILS) def. Matt Dunn/John Ellis (OMAHA) 6-4
 
Match Notes
Omaha 8-11
Illinois State 7-14
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,1,3,4,5)

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