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February 4, 2012

2011-12 Season - Miedema claims first men's win

Sophomore Andy Wall won at number one doubles and third singles to help Augustana defeat Wabash 6-3 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday, February 4 at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois.

A sweep of the doubles and strength at the bottom of the lineup keyed Augustana's 6-3 non-conference men's tennis victory over Wabash on Saturday, February 4 at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois. The win was the first ever for head coach Jon Miedema at the helm of the men's program.

It was the season opener for both teams and the Vikings jumped out on top with a clean sweep of the doubles matches and cemented the win by splitting the singles.

Senior Adam DeSimone (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) and sophomore Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, DePere, Wis.) took a very hard-fought match at number one singles. DeSimone and Wall turned back Peter Gunderman and Wade Miller 9-8 (7-5). A year ago, DeSimone and Wall were 13-15 at number one singles.

The Palmer brother, junior Will (Schiller International, Leicester, England) and sophomore Lawrence (Schiller International, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) cruised to an 8-3 win over Daniel Delgado and Nate Koelper at number two. Junior Jack Cullen (Edgewood HS, Madison, Wis.) and sophomnore Colin Arnold (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) beat Evan Bayless and Ian Leonard 8-5 at number three.

Holding a 3-0 lead, the Vikings split the singles matches to secure the win. Wall won at number three with a 6-1; 6-4 victory over Gunderman to record his second victory of the match. Arnold also joined him as a double winner when he defeated Koelper 6-4; 6-2 at number five. Sophomore Kevin Bayles (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.) beat Phil Kubisz at number six by a score of 3-6; 6-2; 10-7.

Augustana 6, Wabash 3
Feb 04, 2012 at Moline, Illinois

Singles competition

1. Wade Miller (WABM) def. DeSimone, Adam (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-4

2. Daniel Delgado (WABM) def. Palmer, Lawrence (AUGIE) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7

3. Wall, Andy (AUGIE) def. Peter Gunderman (WABM) 6-1, 6-4

4. Ian Leonard (WABM) def. Cullen, Jack (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-2

5. Arnold, Colin (AUGIE) def. Nate Koelper (WABM) 6-4, 6-2

6. Bayles, Kevin (AUGIE) def. Phil Kubisz (WABM) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7

Doubles competition

1. Wall, Andy/DeSimone, Adam (AUGIE) def. Wade Miller/Peter Gunderman (WABM) 9-8

2. Palmer, William/Palmer, Lawrence (AUGIE) def. Daniel Delgado/Nate Koelper (WABM) 8-3

3. Arnold, Colin/Cullen, Jack (AUGIE) def. Evan Bayless/Ian Leonard (WABM) 8-5