Lake Forest Blanks Wisconsin Lutheran 9-0

Photo by Kyra Vidas
Photo by Kyra Vidas

Freshman Louis Payne was one of three players to drop just one game on the evening as the Forester men's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory over visiting Wisconsin Lutheran College at the Racquet Club of Lake Bluff Saturday night.

Payne and fellow freshman Brant Christensen defeated their #3 doubles counterparts 8-1 to give the home team a 3-0 lead going into singles play. Freshman Brett O'Brien and junior Matt Kacyn had shut out the Warriors' top tandem 8-0 and sophomore Nick Zazove had combined with classmate Chase Garber on an 8-2 victory at #2.

Zazove took both sets 6-0 at the top spot in the singles lineup while Payne did the same at the bottom. O'Brien posted a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at #2 and Kacyn won 6-0, 6-1 at #3. Garber's 6-2, 6-3 victory was the closest result of the evening and Christensen prevailed 6-2, 6-0 at #5.

Lake Forest is now 2-0 on the young season. It was the first match of the year for Wisconsin Lutheran.

The Foresters will play at the Racine Tennis Club next Saturday against host Carthage College at 9:00 a.m. and Edgewood College at 12:30 in the afternoon.