The men's tennis team, comprised primarily of freshmen and sophomores, finished off their 2012 spring break trip in Orlando on Wednesday with losses to Colorado College and Colby. Despite the 0-5 trip, the young Petrel squad battled against elite competition and is gaining valuable experience with every match.
Things looked grim against Colorado in the morning session after the Tigers swept through the doubles competition to open up a 3-0 advantage. The Petrels, however, turned the tables in a hurry by ripping off wins at No.'s 1, 2, 3 and 4 singles to suddenly level the match at 4-apiece. Ultimately, the result came down the battle at No. 5 between the Petrels' Jeremiah Farmer and Robert Kasemodel for Colorado, with Kasemodel securing the match with a 7-5, 6-1 victory. Complete results against Colorado listed below.
The afternoon match against Colby was the Petrels sixth match in five grueling days and Colby took full advantage with a convincing 9-0 win. Complete Colby match results posted below.
The men's netters are now 5-10 on the season and will get set to close out the 2012 campaign with conference tilts. First up will be a doubleheader against Hendrix and Centre on March 31.
|Position||Colorado College||Oglethorpe University||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||Nathanael Burt||Ethan Motz||Oglethorpe University||7-6 (7) 1-6 10-8|
|#2 Singles||Will Lindsay||Benjamin Hirsch||Oglethorpe University||6-0 6-3|
|#3 Singles||Lionel Zen-Ruffinen||Kirk Zhao||Oglethorpe University||6-4 6-3|
|#4 Singles||Oliver Gunter||Craig Borne||Oglethorpe University||7-5 6-0|
|#5 Singles||Robert Kasemodel||Jeremiah Farmer||Colorado College||7-5 6-1|
|#6 Singles||Jack Berger||Cedric Andre||Colorado College||6-4 6-4|
|#1 Doubles|| Nathanael Burt
| Ethan Motz
|#2 Doubles|| Will Lindsay
| Benjamin Hirsch
|#3 Doubles|| Robert Kasemodel
| Craig Borne
|Position||Oglethorpe University||Colby College||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||Ethan Motz||Tommy Kimball||Colby College||6-0,2-1 ret|
|#2 Singles||Benjamin Hirsch||Jason Ottomano||Colby College||6-3,6-2|
|#3 Singles||Kirk Zhao||Jack Bryant||Colby College||6-3,6-4|
|#4 Singles||Craig Borne||Sam Bachelder||Colby College||6-2,6-1|
|#5 Singles||Joshua Rosenberg||Matt Mantikas||Colby College||6-0,6-0|
|#6 Singles||Chris Noonburg||Than Moore||Colby College||7-5,6-2|
|#1 Doubles|| Ethan Motz
| Jack Bryant
|#2 Doubles|| Benjamin Hirsch
| Jason Ottomano
|#3 Doubles|| Craig Borne
| Sam Bachelder