Men's tennis opens with split in Florida

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 19, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Sam Bachelder won both of his singles matches at the fourth spot for the Colby College men's tennis team in two matches on the opening day of the squad's spring trip to Florida on Monday.
 
Bachelder had a 6-4, 6-2 win in Colby's 7-2 victory over Elmhurst College. He also had a 6-0, 6-3 win in the Mules' 7-2 loss to Florida Institute of Technology.
 
Tommy Kimball, Jack Bryant, Matt Mantikas, and Luke Martin added singles wins against Elmhurst. Martin also teamed with Jason Ottomano for a victory at second doubles, while Bachelder and Rob Yee won at the third spot.
 
Ottomano had the other singles win for Colby against FIT.
 
The Mules, who are 5-1 in Florida matches the past two years, will face North Central College on Tuesday at 9 a.m. and then takes on Birmingham Southern at 2 p.m.
 
Colby 7, Elmhurst 2
Doubles
1: Harbert/Jung, E, d. Tommy Kimball/Jack Bryant, 6-2, 6-2
2: Jason Ottomano/Luke Martin, C, d. McPherson/Tanaka, 8-4
3: Sam Bachelder/Rob Yee, C, d. Noble/White, 8-2
Singles
1: Kimball, C, d. Harbert, 6-2, 6-2
2: Jung, E, d. Ottomano, 4-6, 6-3, (1)
3: Bryant, C, d. McPherson, 6-4, 1-6, (10-6)
4: Bachelder, C, d. Tanaka, 6-4, 6-2
5: Matt Mantikas, C, d. Noble, 6-2, 6-4
6: Martin, C, d. Guenther, 6-1, 6-0
 
Florida Institute of Technology 7, Colby 2
Doubles
1: Clerc/Abarea, FIT, d. Kimball/Bryant, 9-8 (5)
2: Schmidt/Dylewski, FIT, d. Martin/Ottomano, 8-3
3: Fieldsend/Pate, FIT, d. Yee/Bachelder, 8-6
Singles
1: Clerc, FIT, d. Kimball, 6-1, 6-0
2: Ottomano, C, d. Schmidt, 7-5, 3-6, (10-7)
3: Fieldsend, FIT, d. Bryant, 6-0, 6-2
4: Bachelder, C, d. Pate, 6-0, 6-3
5: Dylewski, FIT, d. Mantikas, 6-3, 7-5
6: Abarea, FIT, d. Martin, 6-1, 6-2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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