Lake Forest Begins MWC Play by Blanking Illinois College

Photos by Matt Weidner and Maxie Mottlowitz
Photos by Matt Weidner and Maxie Mottlowitz

Junior Nick Rehm and senior Dragan Trivanovic did not drop a game in doubles or singles play as the Forester men's tennis team prevailed 9-0 at Illinois College on Saturday. It was the first league match of the season for Lake Forest.

Trivanovic and Rehm quickly defeated their opponents 8-0 at #3 doubles. Sophomore Trevor Allen and senior Ellis Lora-Arceo followed with an 8-2 victory at #2 and an 8-3 triumph by junior Dan Pivonka and freshman Nick Zazove at #1 gave the visitors a sweep of doubles play.

Trivanovic was the first to finish in singles, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win at #5, and Rehm's victory by the same score at #5 clinched the match for the Foresters. Allen won 6-1, 6-0 at #2 and Zazove took both sets 6-1 at #3. Lora-Arceo blanked his counterpart at #4 in the first set and prevailed 6-2 in the second to make the score 8-0. Pivonka needed a little more time than his teammates but still came out on top 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, (11-9) at the top spot in the lineup.

Lake Forest evened its overall record on the season at 8-8 while the Blueboys fell to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the Midwest Conference.

The Foresters will continue conference play with a pair of road matches on Sunday. The team is scheduled to take on Knox College at 9:00 a.m. and Monmouth College at 1:00 in the afternoon.

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