Feb. 22, 2013
Site: Denver, Colo. (Williams Arena)
Score: No. 41 Northwestern 5, No. 53 Denver 1
Records: NU (12-3), Denver (3-4)
Next NU Event: Sunday, Feb. 24 -- at New Mexico (Albuquerque, N.M.), Noon CT
DENVER -- No. 41 Northwestern men's tennis team started its weekend road trip on the right foot Friday as it cruised to a 5-1 win at No. 53 Denver.
The Wildcats captured the doubles point by capturing each of the first two matches that finished. Mihir Kumar and Alex Pasareanu teamed up at No. 2 for an 8-3 victory while Spencer Wolf and Fedor Baev posted an 8-5 win at No. 3.
The lead grew to 2-0 when Chris Jackman barely broke a sweat with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6 singles. The 'Cats closed within one victory of the win when Pasareanu also earned a straight-set triumph at No. 5, 6-3, 7-5.
Raleigh Smith clinched the match for Northwestern as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 2. The Wildcats also got a win at No. 1 where 114th-ranked Spencer Wolf came out on top in a superbreaker 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8).
Northwestern returns to action on Sunday as it travels to Albuquerque, N.M., to take on No. 69 New Mexico.
#41 Northwestern 5, #53 Denver 1
1. Sidarth Balaji / Raleigh Smith (NU) led Max Krammer / Jens Vorkefeld (DU) 7-5, unfinished
2. Mihir Kumar / Alex Pasareanu (NU) def. Henry Craig / Fabio Biasion (DU) 8-3
3. Spencer Wolf / Fedor Baev (NU) def. Alex Clinkenbeard / Luke Manley (DU) 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3*
1. Spencer Wolf
(NU) def. Jens Vorkefeld (DU) 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8)
2. #114 Raleigh Smith
(NU) def. Max Krammer (DU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Henry Craig (DU) def. Sidarth Balaji
(NU) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Alex Clinkenbeard (DU) led Mihir Kumar
(NU) 7-6, 4-3
5. Alex Pasareanu
(NU) def. Luke Manley 6-3, 7-5
6. Chris Jackman
(NU) def. Frederick Bjorne 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish:
6, 5, 2*, 1, 3
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