Category: Men’s Tennis

Lawrence tennis star Dunn named first-team Academic All-America

Lawrence University men’s tennis star Ryan Dunn has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American.

Lawrence University men's tennis standout Ryan Dunn has been named a first-team Academic All-American.
Lawrence University men's tennis standout Ryan Dunn has been named a first-team Academic All-American.

Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac), a senior, was chosen for the at-large first-team team in a vote by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Dunn is a biology major and has a 3.86 grade point average.

Dunn is the first Lawrence athlete to be named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American since Andrew Wong was chosen for the baseball squad in 2006.

Dunn recently completed an impressive playing career for the Vikings. The No. 1 singles player for the Vikings, he compiled a career record of 57-12 and holds the Lawrence record for career wins.

A former No. 1 Midwest Conference singles champion, Dunn finished second at this year’s league championships and compiled a 20-3 record. He teamed with his brother, Jason Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac), for a 20-3 record at No. 1 doubles.

A Phi Beta Kappa, Dunn is a member of the Dean’s List and has been elected to Mortar Board, Lawrence’s senior honor society. Dunn also won the Iden Charles Champion Cup, given each year to a Lawrence athlete for excellence in athletics and academics.

Dunn also has earned the maximum of three Academic All-Midwest Conference selections.

Dunn also has given his time to the community. He has worked on Habitat for Humanity homes and spent the summer of 2008 as a hospital volunteer in Peru. Dunn also volunteers as a tutor at Appleton’s Richmond Elementary School.

Led by Dunn, Lawrence posted a 16-9 record and won the Midwest Conference North Division with a 4-0 record. Lawrence finished third at the Midwest Conference Championships.

Dunn earns first-team Academic All-District honors

Lawrence University men’s tennis star Ryan Dunn has been chosen for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 at-large team.

Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn

Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac), a senior, was a first-team selection. Dunn is a biology major and has a 3.86 grade point average.

Dunn recently completed an impressive playing career for the Vikings. The No. 1 singles player for the Vikings, he compiled a career record of 57-12 and holds the Lawrence record for career wins.

A former No. 1 Midwest Conference singles champion, Dunn finished second at this year’s league championships and compiled a 20-3 record. He teamed with his brother, Jason Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac), for a 20-3 record at No. 1 doubles.

Dunn is just as good in the classroom.

A Phi Beta Kappa, Dunn is a member of the Dean’s List and has been elected to Mortar Board, Lawrence’s senior honor society. Dunn also won the Iden Charles Champion Cup, given each year to a Lawrence athlete for excellence in athletics and academics.

Dunn also has earned the maximum of three Academic All-Midwest Conference selections.

Dunn also has given his time to the community. He has worked on Habitat for Humanity homes and spent the summer of 2008 as a hospital volunteer in Peru. Dunn also volunteers as a tutor at Appleton’s Richmond Elementary School.

Led by Dunn, Lawrence posted a 16-9 record and won the Midwest Conference North Division with a 4-0 record. Lawrence finished third at the Midwest Conference Championships.

Dunn brothers take second in doubles at MWC Championships

MADISON, Wis. – Brothers Ryan and Jason Dunn took second place at No. 1 doubles to pace the Lawrence University men’s tennis team on Sunday at the Midwest Conference Championships.

The Dunn brothers won their quarterfinal match when Beloit College’s Alex Sterett and Evan Orman when the Bucs retired in the first set. The Lawrence duo then beat St. Norbert College’s Mike Hyrczyk and Nick Acosta 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

Grinnell College’s Dmitriy Glumov and Juan Carlos Perez then topped the Dunn brothers 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.

At No. 2 doubles, Lawrence’s Caleb Ray and Max Zlevor beat Ripon College’s Sam Ewig and Alex Tessman 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals before falling to Lake Forest College’s Joe Campagna and Chris Paterakos 6-1, 7-6 in the semifinals.

Lawrence’s Cooper Smith and Peter Mohr also fell in the semifinals. Lawrence beat Monmouth College’s Gabe Cheng and Matt Smith 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Grinnell’s Colin Johnson and Michael Cole then beat Mohr and Smith 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals.

Complete results

Dunn brothers pace Vikings at MWC Championships

MADISON, Wis. – Brothers Ryan Dunn and Jason Dunn paced the Lawrence University men’s tennis team during Saturday’s singles competition at the Midwest Conference Championships at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Ryan Dunn finished second at No. 1 singles and Jason Dunn was second at No. 3 singles. Ryan dropped a 7-6, 6-4 decision to Grinnell College’s Juan Carlos Perez in the championship match. Jason fell 6-2, 6-2 to Lake Forest College’s John Adams in the title match.

Caleb Ray won the consolation title at No. 2 singles, Cooper Smith was eliminated in the semifinals at No. 4 singles, Max Zlevor lost in the semifinals at No. 5 singles and Yashushi Kobayashi fell in the semifinals at No. 6 singles.

The doubles competition takes place on Sunday.

Complete results

Lawrence tennis team grabs third place at MWC Championships

MADISON, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s tennis team defeated St. Norbert College 5-4 on Friday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium to take third-place at the Midwest Conference Team Tournament.

The match came down to No. 1 singles where Lawrence’s Ryan Dunn defeated Derek Harrington 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Dunn also teamed with his brother, Jason, for a victory at No. 1 doubles. Jason Dunn also posted a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles over Nate Tackaberry.

Caleb Ray won at No. 2 singles, and he teamed with Max Zlevor for a victory at No. 2 doubles to account for Lawrence’s other points.

Grinnell College defeated Lake Forest College for the championship. Lake Forest defeated Lawrence in one semifinal, and Grinnell downed St. Norbert in the other.

Lawrence University 5, St. Norbert College 4
4/30/10 at Madison, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) def. Derek Harrington (SNC) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
2. Caleb Ray (LU) def. Eric Koppmann (SNC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Jason Dunn (LU) def. Nate Tackaberry (SNC) 6-2, 6-3
4. Mike Hyrczyk (SNC) def. Cooper Smith (LU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Matt Lobeck (SNC) def. Max Zlevor (LU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Ethan Kadow (SNC) def. Peter Mohr (LU) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Mike Hyrczyk/Nick Acosta (SNC) 8-6
2. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) def. Derek Harrington/Nate Tackaberry (SNC) 8-6
3. Eric Koppmann/Ethan Kadow (SNC) def. Cooper Smith/Peter Mohr (LU) 8-6
Match Notes
St. Norbert College 12-20
Lawrence University 16-9

Lake Forest College 5, Lawrence University 1
4/30/2010 at Madison, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) vs. Jon Flaksman (LFC) unfinished
2. Caleb Ray (LU) vs. Elliott Muth (LFC) unfinished
3. John Adams (LFC) def. Jason Dunn (LU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Joe Campagna (LFC) def. Cooper Smith (LU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Chris Paterakos (LFC) def. Max Zlevor (LU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Kevin Lasky (LFC) vs. Peter Mohr (LU) no result
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Jon Flaksman/Elliott Muth (LFC) 8-1
2. Joe Campagna/Chris Paterakos (LFC) def. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) 8-3
3. John Adams/Kevin Lasky (LFC) def. Cooper Smith/Peter Mohr (LU) 8-5
Match Notes
Lake Forest College 20-5
Lawrence University 15-9

Tennis standout Smith named MWC Player of the Week

Lawrence University men’s tennis standout Cooper Smith has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Smith (San Diego, Calif./Westview), a freshman, earned the award after returning from an injury to help Lawrence win the Midwest Conference North Division title for the first time.

Since the league went to divisional play in 1993, the Vikings had finished second numerous times, but Lawrence’s 5-4 win over St. Norbert College this past Sunday gave the Vikings a perfect 4-0 mark in divisional play.

Smith, who had been sidelined for weeks with a leg injury, teamed with Peter Mohr (Sheboygan, Wis./South) for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles. Smith then turned in a dominating 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles.

Smith is now 13-5 in singles play and 10-9 in doubles.

The Vikings return to action Friday at the MWC Team Tournament and will then play in the MWC Championships this weekend.

Vikings top St. Norbert to win MWC North Division

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s tennis team downed St. Norbert College on Sunday to claim the Midwest Conference North Division championship. The Vikings posted a 4-0 record in division play, and the Green Knights finished 3-1.

The match was decided when Lawrence’s No. 1 singles player, Ryan Dunn, beat St. Norbert’s Derek Harrington 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Lawrence will be the top seed from the North Division and will face Lake Forest College in the semifinals of the MWC Team Tournament on Friday, April 30, in Madison, Wis. St. Norbert takes on South Division champ Grinnell College in the other semifinal. The winners meet later in the day for the conference championship.

2010 Lawrence University Tennis
Lawrence University vs St. Norbert College (4/25/2010)

Lawrence University 5, St. Norbert College 4
4/25/2010 at Green Bay, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) def. Derek Harrington (SNC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Jordan Bauer (SNC) def. Caleb Ray (LU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. Jason Dunn (LU) def. Eric Koppmann (SNC) 6-2, 6-3
4. Cooper Smith (LU) def. Nate Tackaberry (SNC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Mike Hyrczyk (SNC) def. Max Zlevor (LU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Matt Lobeck (SNC) def. Peter Mohr (LU) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Mike Hyrczyk/Nick Acosta (SNC) 8-4
2. Derek Harrington/Nate Tackaberry (SNC) def. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) 8-5
3. Cooper Smith/Peter Mohr (LU) def. Jordan Bauer/Eric Koppmann (SNC) 8-6
Match Notes
Lawrence University 15-8, 4-0 MWC
St. Norbert College 12-18, 3-1 MWC
LU wins MWC North Division title with 4-0 record … LU will face Lake Forest
in MWC Team Tournament semifinals next Friday in Madison, Wis.

Lawrence netters rout Carroll; clinch berth in MWC Team Tournament

The Lawrence University men’s tennis team routed Carroll University 8-1 on Friday and clinched a berth in the four-team Midwest Conference Team Tournament set for April 30 in Madison, Wis. Lawrence, which will be playing in the Team Tournament for the third consecutive year, wraps up MWC North Division play Sunday when it travels to St. Norbert College.

2010 Lawrence University Tennis
Carroll University vs Lawrence University (4/23/2010)

Lawrence University 8, Carroll University 1
4/23/2010 at Appleton, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) def. Kevin Rasmussen (CU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Caleb Ray (LU) def. Seth Pamperin (CU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Jason Dunn (LU) def. John Silseth (CU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Max Zlevor (LU) def. Matt Joost (CU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)
5. Corey Vande Voort (CU) def. Yasushi Kobayashi (LU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
6. Peter Mohr (LU) def. Frankie Giuffre (CU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Seth Pamperin/Matt Joost (CU) 8-4
2. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) def. John Silseth/Frankie Giuffre (CU) 8-5
3. Peter Mohr/Cooper Smith (LU) def. Kevin Rasmussen/Shea O’Rorke (CU) 8-6
Match Notes
Carroll University 10-7, 2-1 MWC
Lawrence University 14-8, 3-0 MWC
LU clinches berth in Midwest Conference Team Tournament to be held
Friday, April 30, in Madison, Wis. … LU playing in four-team MWC Team
Tournament for third consecutive season.
T-3:00 A-45

Lawrence tennis fires shutout at Beloit

The Lawrence University men’s tennis team posted a 9-0 win over Beloit College on Sunday at the Lawrence Courts, and the Vikings only dropped one game in the process. The Vikings won four singles matches 6-0, 6-0, and won the other 6-1, 6-0. Lawrence won two doubles matches 8-0, and the Vikings won one singles match and one doubles matches by default.

Lawrence University 9, Beloit College 0
4/18/2010 at Appleton, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) def. Evan Orman (BC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Caleb Ray (LU) def. Phil Ramsbottom (BC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jason Dunn (LU) def. William Harris (BC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Max Zlevor (LU) def. Dylan Kocinski (BC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Yasushi Kobayashi (LU) def. Brian Liewergen (BC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Peter Mohr (LU) def. No player (BC), by default
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Evan Orman/Phil Ramsbottom (BC) 8-0
2. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) def. William Harris/Dylan Kocinski (BC) 8-0
3. Yasushi Kobayashi/Peter Mohr (LU) def. No player/No player (BC), by default
Match Notes
Beloit College 1-9, 0-3 MWC
Lawrence University 13-8, 2-0 MWC
T-1:45 A-40

Lawrence routs Ripon 9-0 for second consecutive season

2010 Lawrence University Tennis
Lawrence University vs Ripon College (4/17/2010)

Lawrence University 9, Ripon College 0
4/17/2010 at Ripon, Wis.

Singles competition
1. Ryan Dunn (LU) def. Jay Hardacre (RC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Caleb Ray (LU) def. Sam Ewig (RC) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jason Dunn (LU) def. Dan Rodriguez (RC) 6-0, 6-2
4. Max Zlevor (LU) def. Alex Tande (RC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Yasushi Kobayashi (LU) def. Jake Knaapen (RC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Peter Mohr (LU) def. Alex Tessman (RC) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Dunn/Jason Dunn (LU) def. Jay Hardacre/Dan Rodriguez (RC) 8-3
2. Caleb Ray/Max Zlevor (LU) def. Sam Ewig/Alex Tessman (RC) 8-2
3. Yasushi Kobayashi/Peter Mohr (LU) def. Alex Tande/Jake Knaapen (RC) 8-4
Match Notes
Lawrence University 12-8 (1-0 MWC North)
Ripon College 2-13 (0-2 MWC North)
Lawrence defeats Ripon for third consecutive season … This is the second
consecutive season Lawrence has beaten Ripon 9-0.
T-2:03 A-21