Bears Down Springfield 7-2

NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard tennis team picked up four straight set singles matches and won two of three doubles matches as the Bears defeated Springfield by a count of 7-2 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match on Wednesday afternoon in New London.

Sophomores Robert Renfrow (#1 - 7-5, 6-0), Mark Guentert (#2 - 6-4, 6-3), Weston Fortna (#3 - 6-2, 7-6 (5)), and junior Alex Mead (#5 - 6-2, 6-1) all earned straight set victories on the singles side for Coast Guard while sophomore Townsend Hirst (#6 - 6-4, 4-6, 10-5) also posted a singles victory for the Bears.

On the doubles side the pairings of Guentert and Fortna (#1 - 8-4) as well as Renfrow and Mead (#2 - 8-3) each picked up victories as well.

With the victory Coast Guard is now 3-6 (1-1 NEWMAC) on the season while Springfield drops to 5-4 (1-1 NEWMAC) with the loss. The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, April 5th when they travel to Cambridge, Mass. to take on MIT at 1:00 pm.

SINGLES:

  1. 1.       Robert Renfrow (CGA) def. Tanner Devarennes (SC) 7-5, 6-0
  2. 2.       Mark Guentert (CGA) def. Justin Danielewicz (SC) 6-4, 6-3
  3. 3.       Weston Fortna (CGA) def. Kyle Beynor (SC) 6-2, 7-6 (5)
  4. 4.       Joe Gianneli (SC) def. Jon Lightner (CGA) 6-2, 6-0
  5. 5.       Alex Mead (CGA) def. Josh Robinson (SC) 6-2, 6-1
  6. 6.       Townsend Hirst (CGA) def. Cody Rodriguez (SC) 6-4, 4-6, 10-5

DOUBLES:

  1. 1.       Guentert/Fortna (CGA) def. Devarennes/Gianneli (SC) 8-4
  2. 2.       Renfrow/Mead (CGA) def. Danielewicz/Beylor (SC) 8-3
  3. 3.       Robinson/Rodriguez (SC) def. Lightner/Hirst (CGA) 8-3

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