Men’s tennis faces off against RPI, St. Lawrence

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Men’s tennis wrapped up its regular season with a pair of Liberty League matches this past week against RPI and St. Lawrence. On April 26, the Dutchmen made the trip east to face the Engineers of RPI. RPI took No. 1 and No. 2 doubles handily, as Zack Ebenfeld and Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez defeated Ian Bank ’20 and Zach Kaplan ’19 8-1, while Sundar Devakottai and Winston Yu topped David Bond ’20 and Max McGeown ’19 8-1. The No. 3 doubles partnership of Justin Gold ’20 and Del Schunk ’20 came close to tallying a point for the Dutchmen, pushing RPI’s duo of Xavier Oshinowo and Alex Lee all the way to a tiebreaker point before eventually falling 9-8 (4). The Dutchmen did not fare much better in singles, as RPI won all six matches in straight sets, securing a 9-0 victory over Union. McGeown kept his No. 6 singles match competitive, losing both sets on a pair of tiebreakers to Gabe Osio, 7-6 (6), 7-6. (8). Kaplan also held his own, falling to RPI’s Oshinowo 6-3, 6-2. The Dutchmen finished their regular season on their home courts against St. Lawrence on April 28. Prior to the start of the match, David Brown ’17 was honored as the lone senior on the roster for Senior Day. Brown is one of just two upperclassmen on the men’s team. The Saints started off hot with a pair of 8-5 wins in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Brown and Schunk fought hard for the Dutchmen in No. 3 doubles, forcing a tiebreaker point but eventually falling to St. Lawrence’s pair of Alec Roslin and Spencer Whitmire 9-8 (7-5). Again, the Dutchmen failed to rebound from the slow start, dropping five of six singles matches before ultimately losing to the Saints 8-1. Schunk scored the only point of the day for the Dutchmen, blanking Kevin Frommer of St. Lawrence 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles. McGeown had another good day, forcing Whitmire to a third set in No. 6 singles, but losing the decisive set 7-5. Brown also fought hard in his final match at the Union courts, falling to Roslin 7-6 (7-4), 7-5. The Dutchmen finish the year 5-13, 1-6 in Liberty League play. The Liberty League semifinals and championship will be held on May 6 and 7 in Ithaca, New York.tennis

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