Riverland men have instant success at national tennis tournament

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 14, 2002

The Riverland men's tennis team had a little more luck that the women's squad during the first day at the National Junior College Tournament, finising 1-4 in first-round matches Monday at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.

The Blue Devil men got a doubles victory from their No. 2 pairing of Andy Stouvenel and Eddie Mjoen. Stouvenel and Mjoen defeated Michael Chan and Lance Ditzenberger of Hartford CC in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. Mjoen and Stouvenel play their quarterfinal match today at 11 a.m. against the top-seeded duo in the second flight, Chris Gaynor and Gian Mira from the College of DuPage.

Paul Jacobsen and Brian Elwer got beat in their opening-round doubles match, a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Chase Lotfi and Curtis Whitcoff, also from DuPage. At No. 3 doubles, Curt Peterson and Todd Christopherson were blanked by Jordan Kovacev and Patrick Mehlek of Onondaga, 6-0, 6-0.

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Jacobsen and Elwer were the only two to play singles matches on Monday, and both resulted in Riverland losses. Jacobsen fell 6-2, 6-4, to Matt Farrell of SUNY-Delhi, while Elwer lost 6-1, 6-1, to Lotfi.

Second-day play began this morning with the accompanying schedule.




3 -- (3) Andrej Stranig, Rock Valley, vs. Ed Mjoen, Riverland, 8 a.m.

4 -- Andy Stouvenel, Riverland, vs. Jamal Nassir, Nassau CC, 9:30 a.m.

5 -- Todd Christopherson, Riverland, vs. Andy McKean, SUNY-Delhi, 9:30 a.m.

6 -- Curt Peterson, Riverland, vs. Patrick Mehlek, Onondaga, 9:30 a.m.


1 -- Brian Elwer and Paul Jacobsen, Riverland vs. TBD, 2 p.m.

2 -- (1) Chris Gaynor and Gian Mira, DuPage, vs. Mjoen/Stouvenel, 11 a.m.

3 -- Christopherson/Peterson vs. TBD, 2 p.m.



1 -- Jacobsen vs. TBD, 8 a.m.

2 -- Elwer vs. TBD, 8 a.m.