Men’s tennis wins three matches over spring break
Over Spring Break the men’s tennis team traveled south to play matches in Hilton Head, S.C. and Jacksonville, Fla. The Yeomen were successful in three out of their four matches, with two of those victories coming in the form of 7-0 sweeps.
The first match was played against Hartwick College. The Yeomen won all six singles and all three doubles matches. Rounding out the singles slots, one through six, were seniors Jamie Frankel and Marian Bocek, juniors Nick Ogren and Mark Knee, sophomore Jimmy Rosenheim and junior Ananya Balaram.
Frankel, Ogren, Knee and Rosenheim all defeated their opponents in two straight sets.
In the number one doubles slot, Frankel and Dave Cotter combined to win 9-8.
The second and third doubles slots controlled both of their matches with ease. Frankel and Ogren swept the two slot, 8-0, while Rosenheim and first-year Arthur Zeyda won 8-1.
After sweeping Hartwick, the Yeomen went on to play Franklin College on two separate occasions.
In their first contest, Frankel, Bocek, Knee and Rosenheim won the one through four singles in straight sets. Zeyda and Balaram lost two very close matches in the number five and six singles. Zeyda lost 5-7, 6-7 and Balaram lost 6-7, 6-4, 2-6.
They were again victorious in all three doubles matches. The doubles pairs were Frankel and Cotter, Ogren and Knee and Rosenheim and Zeyda.
The lineups were altered for the second meeting and proved effective. Oberlin won 7-0, with victories in all nine matches.
Only number one and number two singles players Frankel and Bocek remained in the same position in the lineup. Ogren moved into the three spot, Knee and Rosenheim both moved down one spot to number four and five and Cotter played six singles.
Frankel and Cotter remained the mainstay in the number one doubles, winning 8-3. Rosenheim and Zeyda and Knee and Balaram formed successful number two and three doubles, 8-5, 8-2.
Frankel looked back at the Spring Break trip as a positive experience.
“I thought we all played well in all of our matches,” he said. “I had some tough matches but down the lineup, Franklin and Hartwick were not very strong. It shows the depth of our team by winning those matches.”
The Yeomen suffered their second loss of the season by losing to powerhouse Palm Beach Atlantic University 9-0. In their first match after break, the Yeomen took another hard loss, falling to the College of Wooster, 2-4.
With an 11-3 record, the team now gears up for multiple conference matches in which they will play Allegheny University, Kenyon College and Denison University. The Kenyon game will be the team’s next home match on April 17 at 1 p.m.