Tough Trip Ends With Pair of Losses for Men's Netters

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
 Lionel Zen-Ruffinen
 Ethan Motz
 Rajiv Dinakaran
 Colorado College  8-3
 #2 Doubles  Will Lindsay
 Jack Berger
 Benjamin Hirsch
 Kirk Zhao
 Colorado College  8-5
 #3 Doubles  Robert Kasemodel
 Zach White
 Craig Borne
 Cedric Andre
 Colorado College  8-4

 

 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
 Kirk Zhao
 Jack Bryant
 Tommy Kimball
 Colby College  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Benjamin Hirsch
 Joshua Rosenberg
 Jason Ottomano
 Luke Martin
 Colby College  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Craig Borne
 Cedric Andre
 Sam Bachelder
 Robert Yee
 Colby College  8-1

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