The Ottumwa Courier


April 11, 2013

MSAE netters take down I.C. West

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Maharishi boys tennis team scored an impressive win over the defending 2A state champions who played without some of their top stars on Tuesday. The Pioneers, a 1A state title hopeful, knocked off Iowa City West 6-3 in a battle of elite programs.

Sam Strickels gained a 6-0, 6-2 win in the top singles match over Ben Dellos before joining Raffi Gelfand for a thrilling win in a third-set 10-8 tiebreaker to put the match away for the 2-0 Pioneers in the top doubles matchup.

Fairfield Maharishi 6, Iowa City West 3


No. 1 — Sam Stickels (MSAE) def. Ben Dellos (ICW) 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 — Will Code (ICW) def. Solaris Nite (MSAE) 6-1, 6-2. No. 3 — Kenneth Goins (ICW) def. Raffi Gelfand (MSAE) 6-3, 6-4. No. 4 — Avery Mullenneaux (MSAE) def. Gill Phelps (ICW) 6-1, 6-4. No. 5 — Surya Sawhney (MSAE) def. Ryan Smith (ICW) 6-3, 6-3. No. 6 — Girindra Selleck (MSAE) def. Yuxuan Zheng (ICW) 6-1, 6-2.


No. 1 — Stickels and Gelfand (MSAE) def. Dellos and Code (ICW) 6-3, 6-7 (10-8). No. 2 — Goins and Smith (ICW) def. Nite and Mullenuex (MSAE) 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 — Selleck and Sawhney (MSAE) def. Zheng and Murray (ICW) 7-5, 6-2.

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