Grinell Outlasts Men's Tennis in Thriller

Grinell Outlasts Men's Tennis in Thriller

The men's tennis team began their spring break trip in Orlando by losing a thrilling match to Grinell, 7-1. Ranked No. 15 in the Central Region, Grinell got the early jump in doubles play and then held on for the victory.

After dropping points at No.'s 2 and 3 doubles, the duo of Ethan Motz and Rajiv Dinakaran rallied from down 7-2 and staved off four match points to eke out a 9-8 (6) and give the Petrels life heading into singles play.

Oglethorpe then looked poised to mount a big comeback by winnning the first set in singles in matches 2 through 6. Grinell, however, rallied in each contest to close the door on the Petrel rally. Complete match results listed below.

The men will next face Hamline tomorrow morning as their spring break trip continues.

 Position  Oglethorpe University  Grinnell College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Ethan Motz  Elliott Czarnecki  Grinnell College  7-5,7-6 (8)
 #2 Singles  Benjamin Hirsch  Eric Ritter  Grinnell College  4-6,6-2,6-4
 #3 Singles  Kirk Zhao  Daniel Nellis  Grinnell College  1-6,7-6(2),7-6(5)
 #4 Singles  Rajiv Dinakaran  Benjamin Charney  Unfinished  4-6,6-4,4-5
 #5 Singles  Craig Borne  Ishan Bhadkamkar  Grinnell College  1-6,6-3,6-2
 #6 Singles  Cedric Andre  Charlie Wilhelm  Grinnell College  4-6,6-3,6-2
 #1 Doubles  Ethan Motz
 Rajiv Dinakaran
 Elliott Czarnecki
 Michael Cole
 Oglethorpe University  9-8 (6)
 #2 Doubles  Benjamin Hirsch
 Kirk Zhao
 Ishan Bhadkamkar
 Benjamin Charney
 Grinnell College  8-3
 #3 Doubles  Craig Borne
 Cedric Andre
 Aaron Lapkin
 Colin Johnson
 Grinnell College  8-3