Men's tennis rolls to 8-1 victory over Springfield

Men's tennis rolls to 8-1 victory over Springfield

NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard men's tennis team swept through the singles matches en route to an 8-1 victory over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield. Coast Guard (3-7, 1-1 NEWMAC) lost only one singles set on the day and only lost to Springfield's (6-5, 0-2 NEWMAC) number one doubles pair.

After falling behind one set to none, Blake Maurer came roaring back to win at number one singles (3-6, 6-3, 10-3). The rest of the Coast Guard singles matches went without much issue, highlighted by freshmen Robert Renfrow's (6-1, 6-1) and Weston Fortna's (6-0, 6-1) performances at number two and number four singles, respectively.

Freshman Mark Guentert (6-4, 6-2), sophomore Andrew Bryson (6-1, 6-4), and senior Joe Sullivan-Springhetti (6-4, 6-2) each won their respective matches in straight sets as well.

After Guentert and Fortna fell at number one doubles by an 8-4 score, the Bears would claim victories in each of the other two doubles matches. Maurer/Renfrow (8-2) and Sullivan-Springhetti/Bryson (8-3) won at number two and number three doubles, respectively.

The Bears return to action on Saturday, April 6th with a home match against Babson at 1:00 pm.

 

 

Singles 

Blake Maurer (CGA) def. Kyle Mersereau (SC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-3

Robert Renfrow (CGA) def. Benjamin Burnap (SC) 6-1, 6-1

Mark Guentert (CGA) def. Joe Giannelli (SC) 6-4, 6-2

Weston Fortna (CGA) def. Alex Orban (SC) 6-0, 6-1

Andrew Bryson (CGA) def. Zac Goldstein (SC) 6-1, 6-4

Joe Sullivan-Springhetti (CGA) def. Cody Rodriguez (SC) 6-4, 6-2

 

Doubles

Mersereau/Burnap (SC) def. Guentert/Fortna (CGA) 8-4

Maurer/Renfrow (CGA) def. Giannelli/Orban (SC) 8-2

Sullivan-Springhetti/ Bryson (CGA) def. Goldstein/Rodriguez (SC) 8-3

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