April 17, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The New Jersey Institute of Technology claimed a 4-3 win over the Army men's tennis team to end the Black Knights' eight-match winning streak on Thursday afternoon at the Malek Tennis Courts. The Black Knights slip to 16-5 with the loss, while the Highlanders improve to 12-5.
Army took an early lead after wrapping up the doubles point to begin the match. Freshman Sam Lampman and Grant Riechmann managed an 8-7 (7-3) win at the No. 1 doubles spot, while seniors Asika Isoh and Henry Jang-Milsten notched an 8-5 victory at No. 2. NJIT's No. 3 tandem of Arnaud Holl and Markus Schultz claimed an 8-2 decision.
The team's split the first four singles contests, with Lampman and classmate Kyle Barnes winning for the Black Knights at No. 1 and No. 5, respectively, while Holl (No. 6) and Andres Alban (No. 3) grabbed wins for the visitors. NJIT's Erik Artursson outlasted Army junior Peter Sienko in a closely contested second set to take a 6-2, 7-6 win in the fourth position before Schultz came from behind to defeat Riechmann, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2.
Army honored Isoh, Jang-Milsten, Joshua Cook, Chad Llewellyn and Rommel Verano in a Senior Day ceremony prior to the match.
The Black Knights will hit the road to face Boston University in their regular-season finale on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The match will determine the Patriot League's regular season champion, as both schools enter the weekend with perfect conference records.
NJIT 4, Army 3
1. Sam Lampman/Grant Riechmann (A) def. Holger Norregaard/Carl Jedlinski (N) 8-7 (7-3)
2. Asika Isoh/Henry Jang-Milsten (A) def. Andres Alban/Erik Artursson (N) 8-5
3. Markus Schultz/Arnaud Holl (N) def. Joshua Cook/Chad Llewellyn (A) 8-2
1. Sam Lampman (A) def. Holger Norregaard (N) 6-3, 6-3
2. Markus Schultz (N) def. Grant Riechmann (A) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Andres Alban (N) def. Caison Best (A) 6-1, 6-3
4. Erik Artursson (N) def. Peter Sienko (A) 6-2, 7-6
5. Kyle Barnes (A) def. Carl Jedlinski (N) 6-4, 6-2
6. Arnaud Holl (N) def. Rommel Verano (A) 6-0, 7-5