No. 23 Men’s Tennis Split First Two Matches in California

No. 23 Men’s Tennis Split First Two Matches in California

MALIBU, Calif. - No. 23 Sewanee suffered a close 5-4 defeat to No. 29 Swarthmore to open their California trip on Friday. On Saturday, the team rebounded for a 5-4 victory over No. 12 Whitman.

INSIDE THE MATCHUPS
Final Score, Match 1: No. 29 Swarthmore (4-6) 5, No. 23 Sewanee 4
Final Score, Match 2: No. 23 Sewanee (10-4) 5, No. 12 Whitman (8-6) 4
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HOW IT HAPPENED, SWARTHMORE
-The Garnet took all three doubles contest to jump out to a 3-0 lead.

-Sewanee got back in it with singles wins at the one, two and three. Jack Gray downed No. 29 Mark Fallati, 6-4, 6-4, and Andres Carro and Ryan Olps also took wins.

-Jack Metzger gave the Tigers the 4-3 advantage with a win at No. 5, 7-6, 6-2, over Evan Han.

-Swarthmore fought back and took the No. 4 and No. 6 singles to seal the match.

SWARTHMORE SINGLES RESULTS
1. Jack Gray (SEWANEE) def. #29 Mark Fallati (SWATM) 6-4, 6-4
2. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) def. Thibault Vernier (SWATM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Ryan Olps (SEWANEE) def. Simon Vernier (SWATM) 7-6, 6-1
4. Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
5. Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) def. Evan Han (SWATM) 7-6, 6-2
6. John Lathrop (SWATM) def. Alejandro Becker (SEWANEE) 6-7 (0-6), 6-4, 6-2

SWARTHMORE DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Mark Fallati/Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Alejandro Becker/Jack Gray (SEWANEE) 8-6
2. Thibault Vernier/John Lathrop (SWATM) def. Andres Carro/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-5
3. Jiung Jung/Blake Oetting (SWATM) def. Ryan Olps/Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) 8-3

HOW IT HAPPENED, WHITMAN
-The Tigers took two of three in doubles play, including an upset by Jack Gray/Alejandro Becker, as they defeated No. 3 Zach Hewlin/Robert Carter, 9-7.

-In singles, despite falling in the first three positions, the bottom half of the lineup stepped up to secure the match for the Purple and Gold.

WHITMAN SINGLES RESULTS
1. Hewlin, Zach (WC-M) def. Jack Gray (SEWANEE) 6-3, 6-4
2. Kirsh, Ben (WC-M) def. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) 6-2, 6-4
3. Ho, Gary (WC-M) def. Ryan Olps (SEWANEE) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) def. Carter, Robert (WC-M) 6-4, 6-4
5. Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) def. Hwang, Alex (WC-M) 7-5, 6-1
6. Davis Owen (SEWANEE) def. Chikkalingaiah,Rajul (WC-M) 6-1, 6-3

WHITMAN DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Jack Gray/Alejandro Becker (SEWANEE) def. #3 Hewlin, Zach/Carter, Robert (WC-M) 9-7
2. Fennessy, Trevor/Hwang, Alex (WC-M) def. Andres Carro/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-5
3. Fletcher Kerr/Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) def. Chikkalingaiah,Rajul/Kirsh, Ben (WC-M) 9-7

UP NEXT
Sewanee will next take on No. 17 Tufts on Sunday.

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