Men’s Tennis Defeats Webster, 5-4

The Westminster men’s tennis team grabbed their second straight victory with a 5-4 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) win over Webster University Thursday evening. The Westminster Blue Jays are now 2-1 in SLIAC play and 2-8 overall.

The Blue Jays held the 2-1 lead heading into singles play after junior Nathan Connell and junior Justin Wollmershauser prevailed in the two’s spot, 9-7, and sophomore Kyle Collins and freshman Scott Strough won in the third spot, 8-2.

Senior Alec Belden won the number two singles, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Collin won in the number four singles, 6-4 and 6-2, and Strough rounded out the win in the sixth singles with two 6-3 victories.

Match results:

Westminster 5, Webster University 4
Apr 10, 2014 at Fulton, Mo. (Elder Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Granzio, Juan (WUMT) def. Tyler Wollmershauser (WCMT) 6-1, 6-3
2. Alec Belden (WCMT) def. Blair, Travis (WUMT) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. Wesshaupt, Karl (WUMT) def. Nathan Connell (WCMT) 3-6, 7-6 (6-2), 7-6 (6-5)
4. Kyle Collins (WCMT) def. Adams, Skyler (WUMT) 6-4, 6-2
5. Poindexter, Carlton (WUMT) def. Justin Wollmershauser (WCMT) 6-4, 6-4
6. Scott Strough (WCMT) def. Kolba, Beau (WUMT) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Granzio, Juan/Wesshaupt, Karl (WUMT) def. Tyler Wollmershauser/Alec Belden (WCMT) 8-3
2. Nathan Connell/Justin Wollmershauser (WCMT) def. Blair, Travis/Adams, Skyler (WUMT) 9-7
3. Kyle Collins/Scott Strough (WCMT) def. Poindexter, Carlton/Kolba, Beau (WUMT) 8-2


The Blue Jays travel to St. Louis, Missouri Saturday, April 12, to play in two SLIAC matches. They will face Fontbonne University at 9:00 a.m. and Eureka College at 12:00 p.m.

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