Men’s tennis opens Conn. College/CGA Tournament

Men’s tennis opens Conn. College/CGA Tournament

 NEW LONDON, Conn.-Over the weekend the Coast Guard men's tennis team co-hosted the first weekend of the two-part Conn. College/CGA Tournament for singles and doubles play.

The Bears had two singles players make appearances in their respective finals while their number one doubles pair reached the semi-finals. The other teams that participated in the tournament were Wheaton (Mass.), Holy Cross, Springfield, and Roger Williams.

The number one doubles pairing of sophomores Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won their opening match in the "A" Bracket 8-5 before falling in the semi-finals 4-8.

Guentert also had a great day in singles action posting a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals and a 6-2, 6-0 win in the semi-finals of the "A" Bracket.

In the "B" Bracket sophomore Robert Renfrow won each of his first two matches, 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals. Fortna, the Bears' number three singles player won his opening match in the bracket 6-4, 6-1 before falling in the semi-finals 4-6, 6-7.

In the "E" Bracket, sophomore Townsend Hirst lost his opening match 4-6, 2-6 before prevailing for a third place finish with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory in the consolation bracket.

The tournament will resume next Saturday, September 21st where the final rounds will be held. Coast Guard returns to action on Thursday, September 19th when they take on Holy Cross at 3:30 pm.


Doubles 1       A Bracket

            Mark Guentert/Weston Fortna            QF       W, 8-5

                                                                        SF        L, 4-8

Doubles 2       B Bracket

            Robert Renfrow/Jon Lightner             QF       L, 3-8

                                                                        C SF    L, 4-8

Doubles 3       B Bracket

            Bruce Kim/Townsend Hirst                QF       L, 3-8

                                                                        C SF    L, 4-8

Doubles 4       C Bracket

            Karlo Vasquez/David Leeman            QF       L, 0-8

                                                                        C SF    L, 0-8


Singles 1         A Bracket

            Mark Guentert                                  QF       W, 6-3, 6-1

                                                                        SF        W, 6-2, 6-0


Singles 2         B Bracket

            Robert Renfrow                                  QF       W, 6-2, 6-3

                                                                        SF        W, 6-1, 6-1


Singles 3         B Bracket

            Weston Fortna                                                QF       W, 6-4, 6-1

                                                                        SF        L, 4-6, 6-7

Singles 4         C Bracket

            Jon Lightner                                        QF       L, 6-3, 2-6, 6-10

                                                                        C SF

Singles 5         D Bracket

            Bruce Kim                                           QF       L, 1-6, 0-6

                                                                        C SF    L, 1-8

Singles 6         E Bracket

            Townsend Hirst                                  SF        L, 4-6, 2-6

                                                                        3rd        W, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6