Men’s tennis finishes 2–1
After the match was originally postponed due to rain, the men’s tennis team took the court on Thursday against the Grove City College Wolverines. The Tartans swept the Wolverines with a 9–0 win. This win brought the Tartans to 11–5 overall for the season.
Even with senior captain Jeremy King out due to injury, the Tartans swept doubles. At No. 1 doubles, first-years Christian Heaney-Secord and William Duncan won 8–4, while the No. 2 duo of first-year Thomas Cooper and sophomore Julian Pearlman won 8–2. At No. 3 doubles, first-years Vinit Palayekar and Roshan Sriram ground out a doubles win in a tiebreaker 9–8 (7–2).
In singles play, the Tartans took every match in straight sets.
“It was a great match that gave some guys a chance to play that usually don’t,” Pearlman said.
On Saturday, the Tartans travelled to Grandville, Ohio, to take on the Denison University Big Red. The Tartans, currently ranked No. 13, defeated Denison, which stood at No. 29. The Tartans fought hard for their 5–4 victory.
In doubles, despite King’s absence, the Tartans took the lead 2–1 with 8–4 wins from the No. 1 pair of junior Duke Miller and Duncan. The Tartans also got a 8–2 win at No. 3 doubles from first-years Bryce Beisswanger and Heaney-Secord.
The battle continued in singles as Duncan grabbed a point for the Tartans with a 6–2, 6–3 win at No. 3 singles. Junior Harsha Rao pulled out a three-set victory at No. 4 singles with 6–4, 2–6, 6–1. The fifth win to clinch the victory came from Heaney-Secord in straight sets, both decided by a tie break 7–6 (7–3), 7–6 (8–6).
Yesterday, the men took on Johns Hopkins University and lost 8–1.
Editor’s note: Jeremy King is a staffwriter for The Tartan.