Toby Boyer posted a main bracket singles win for the Huskers in Wisconsin.
Photo by Nate Olsen/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Close Big Ten Individual Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Madison, Wis. - Dylan Bednarczyk picked up three singles victories to lead the Nebraska men's tennis team at the Big Ten Individual Championships over the weekend.

Bednarczyk, a freshman from Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, rallied from an opening-round loss to Penn State's Matt Galush (3-6, 6-7 [4-7]) to run off a trio of straight-set wins. Bednarczyk posted victories over Wisconsin's Alan Sweet (6-3, 6-2), Penn State's David Kohan (6-0, 7-5) and Iowa's Nils Hallestand (6-2, 6-4). 

Sophomore Toby Boyer notched Nebraska's lone win in main bracket singles play, knocking off Wisconsin's Daniel Soyfer (6-1, 5-7, 6-2), before falling to UW's Josef Dodridge (3-6, 5-7) in the second round.

Chris Dean, a freshman from Papillion, Neb., added a pair of consolation victories for the Huskers in singles competition, defeating Wisconsin's Darius Mackenzie (6-4, 6-3) and Penn State's Christian Lutschauni (2-6, 6-4, 13-11). Dean opened with a main bracket loss to Ohio State's Hunter Tubert (3-6, 4-6) and also dropped a match to Penn State's Henry Gordon (3-6, 6-7 [3-7]).

Micah Klousia, a sophomore from Springfield, Mo., contributed Nebraska's final singles victory of the tournament with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Iowa's Jason Kent. Klousia also paired with freshman David Samardzija for Nebraska's lone doubles victory of the weekend with a 7-6 (7-3) win over Northwestern's Michael Lorenzini and Dominik Stary.

The Huskers open the 2017 spring season by playing host to Omaha on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln.

Nebraska Results

Toby Boyer (1-1)
Toby Boyer (NEB) dec. Daniel Soyfer (UW), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Josef Dodridge (UW), Toby Boyer (NEB), 6-3, 7-5

David Bednarczyk (3-1)
Matt Galush (PSU) dec. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) dec. Alan Sweet (UW), 6-3, 6-2
Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) dec. David Kohan (PSU), 6-0, 7-5
Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) dec. Nils Hallestand (IOWA), 6-2, 6-4

Chris Dean (2-2)
Hunter Tubert (OSU) dec. Chris Dean (NEB), 6-3, 6-4
Chris Dean (NEB) dec. Darius Mackenzie (UW), 6-4, 6-3
Henry Gordon (PSU) dec. Chris Dean (NEB), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Chris Dean (NEB) Christian Lutschauni (PSU), 2-6, 6-4, 13-11

Micah Klousia (1-2)
Gui Gomes (ILL) dec. Micah Klousia (NEB), 6-3, 6-4
Marc Collado (PSU) dec. Micah Klousia (NEB), 4-6, 6-1, 10-3
Micah Klousia (NEB) dec. Jason Kent (IOWA), 6-2, 7-5

David Samardzija (0-1)
Lamar Remy (UW) dec. David Samardzija (NEB), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Tomislav Antoljak (0-2)
Eleftherios (IOWA) dec. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB), 7-5, 7-5
Zach Lieb (PSU) dec. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB), 3-6, 6-2, 12-10

Chris Schindler (0-3)
Josh Silverstein (IOWA) dec. Chris Schindler (NEB), 6-3, 6-0
Colin Harvey (MSU) dec. Chris Schindler (NEB), 6-2, 6-1
Jasper Koenen (MSU) dec. Chris Schindler (NEB), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Nebraska Doubles Results

Micah Klousia/David Samardzija (1-2)
Nik Dolidze/Marc Collado (PSU) dec. Micah Klousia/David Samardzija (NEB), 6-0
Micah Klousia/David Samardzija (NEB) dec. Michael Lorenzini/Dominik Stary (NU), 7-6 (7-3)
Alexander Kim/Brett Forman (MSU) dec. David Samardzija/Micah Klousia (NEB), 6-2

Dylan Bednarczyk/Toby Boyer (0-2)
Chris Ephron/Jason Seidman (NU) dec. Dylan Bednarczyk/Toby Boyer (NEB), 6-3
Brett Forman/Alexander KIM (MSU) dec. Dylan Bednarczyk/Toby Boyer (NEB), 6-3

Tomislav Antoljak/Chris Dean (0-2)
Kyle Seeling/Alex Kobelt (OSU) dec. Tomislav Antoljak/Chris Dean, 6-1
Billy Shisler/Dough Francken (MSU) dec. Tomislav Antoljak/Chris Dean, 7-6 (7-1)


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