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February 27, 2012

2011-12 Season - Vikings drop tough match to Davenport

Junior Jack Cullen teamed with Colin Arnold to win at number three doubles in the Vikings 5-4 loss to Davenport on Monday, February 27 in Kissimmee, Florida.

KISSIMMEE, Florida - After building up a 3-0 lead following the completion of the doubles competition, Augustana couldn't hold on and the result was a 5-4 loss to Davenport on Monday, February 27 in Kissimmee, Florida. The Vikings lost two set decisions at singles and fell to 4-2 on the season.

Things got off to a great start for head coach Jon Miedema's team with wins at all three doubles positions. Senior Adam DeSimone (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) and sophomore Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, DePere, Wis.) handled Eric Pell and Vitaly Shumilov at number one by a score of 8-1.

Brothers Lawrence (Schiller International School, El Prat de Llobregat) and Will (Schiller International School, Great Britain) Palmer beat Victor Roland and Tyler Chambers at number two by a score of 8-4. Sophomore Colin Arnold (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) and junior Jack Cullen (Edgewood HS, Madison, Wis.) took the measure of Mattheus Carvalho and Christian Wood 8-2 at number three.

In singles, sophomore Kevin Bayles (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.) picked up the lone Viking victory when he defeated Keaton Briggs 6-2; 4-6; 16-14 at number six. DeSimone lost a three-setter at number one to Shumilov 6-1; 1-6; 0-6 and Cullen fell in three to Carvalho at number four 1-6; 7-5; 4-6.

Augustana, now 4-2 this year, will play Alma and Hanover on Tuesday, February 28 in Orlando.

Davenport 5, Augustana 4
Feb 27, 2012 at Kissimmee, Fla.

Singles competition

1. Shumilov, Vitaly (DUMT) def. DeSimone, Adam (AUGIE) 1-6, 6-1, 6-0

2. Roland, Victor (DUMT) def. Palmer, William (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-4

3. Woods, Christian (DUMT) def. Wall, Andy (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-4

4. Carvalho, Mattheus (DUMT) def. Cullen, Jack (AUGIE) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

5. Pell, Eric (DUMT) def. Arnold, Colin (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-3

6. Bayles, Kevin (AUGIE) def. Briggs, Keaton (DUMT) 6-2, 4-6, 16-14

 

Doubles competition

1. DeSimone, Adam/Wall, Andy (AUGIE) def. Pell, Eric/Shumilov, Vitaly (DUMT) 8-1

2. Palmer, Lawrence/Palmer, William (AUGIE) def. Roland, Victor/Chambers, Tyler (DUMT) 8-4

3. Cullen, Jack/Arnold, Colin (AUGIE) def. Carvalho, Mattheus/Woods, Christian (DUMT) 8-2

 

Match Notes

Davenport 6-3

Match played in Kissimmee, Fla.