Team tops Colby-Sawyer at home
Gullermo Narvaez/the Justice
The men’s tennis team hosted Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday for their only meet of the fall season, and the team came away with a dominant 8-1 victory to start the year.
The Judges put the pressure on their opponent right from the start during the doubles matches and never let up, dropping just two sets overall between the three doubles matches and the six singles matches.
The number one doubles match between the pairing of Danny Lubarsky ’16 and Brian Granoff ’17 and the Colby-Sawyer pairing of sophomores Cass McCann and Myles Utell was an 8-2 rout in favor of the Judges.
The number two and number three doubles matches played out in much the same way, both of them finishing 8-2 in favor of the Judges.
Michael Arguello ’17 and Jeff Cherkin ’17 paired up to win the number two doubles match, while Michael Secular ’15 and Alec Siegel ’15 paired up to win the number three doubles match between the two teams.
The team’s success continued into the singles matches, where Arguello won the number one singles match against Colby-Sawyer senior Nathan Taschereau 6-4, 6-1.
The lone loss for the Judges on the day came in the number two singles match, when Ryan Bunis ’17 fell to Utell in a close match.
Bunis dropped the first set 5-7, rebounded in the second to take the set 6-3 but eventually lost in the third tie-breaking set 10-5, the only two sets lost by the Judges all day.
Brandeis bounced back in the number three singles match with a win from Eric Miller ’16.
Miller played a close first set against McCann, but he pulled away with a shutout in the second set to continue the Judges’ success on the day.
Cherkin, in the number four singles match, got a win over [school?] freshman Andrew Peloquin with a quick first set and a closer second set, winning 6-1, 6-4.
In the number five singles match, Matthew Zuckerman ’14 M.A. ’15 took down senior Sergio Spassof in two quick sets, 6-3, 6-1.
In the sixth and final singles match of the day, Ben Fine ’15 got a win over Colby-Sawyer freshman Ryan Broderick and capped off the team’s strong performance with an impressive showing of his own.
Fine won his match in straight sets 6-2, 6-0, sealing the match for the Judges.
The team will see limited action during the fall season, participating in just two additional events before taking a break for the winter.
The Judges will compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships this weeknd and then take part in the Wallach Invitational, hosted by Bates College, on October 11 and 12.