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Central meets top regional men's tennis competition

Men's tennis | Sept. 27, 2013

ST. PETER, MINN. — Central College scored three first-round victories at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships men’s tennis tourney Friday at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.).

The tourney featured more than 100 of the top NCAA Division III players in the region, including Wes Adelman (sophomore, Geneva, Ill.) and Tim Kahl (junior, Grinnell). Each won first-round singles matches before being ousted in the second round.

Adelman and Kahl also teamed to defeat Nathan Tretsven and Cody Jahrig of Hamline (Minn.) in doubles action, and were slated to play a second-round match late Friday night.

The tournament was delayed by some early showers and play continued indoors into the night. Complete tourney results were not yet available.

The Dutch were also represented in the Midwest Open, staged simultaneously. BJ Cunningham (senior, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy HS) won a first-round match before being eliminated. Josh Forst (junior, Woodridge, Ill., Downers Grove South HS) received a first-round bye, won a second-round match and then was defeated.

“We’re playing well but it’s really tough competition,” said assistant coach Nick Rohner. “We’re getting to play against a lot of teams we don’t normally see.”

The tournament concludes Saturday and wraps up the squad’s limited fall season schedule.

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