Men's tennis wins league match over Cardinals

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 9, 2011

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --- Matt Carroll won at third singles and Jack Bryant took the fourth singles match after joining forces to take a victory at first doubles in leading the Colby College men's tennis team to a 7-2 win over Wesleyan University in NESCAC play Saturday.

Carroll won 7-6 (5) and 7-5 in a tight match with Alex Hirsch, while Bryant had it a little easier with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Robert Troyer. Bryant and Carroll then went up against first singles player Jeff Legunn and second singles player Michael Piderit at first doubles and came away with an 8-3 victory.

The Mules' Matt Mantikas won at fifth singles and Sam Bachelder was a winner at the sixth spot while losing just one game. Jason Ottomano and Luke Martin took an 8-5 win at second doubles, while Bachelder teamed with Robbie Yee for an 8-3 win at the third spot.

Colby moves to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC play heading into Sunday's 2 p.m. match at Connecticut College.

Colby  7, Wesleyan  2

Singles --

#1 – Jeff Legunn (W) def. Jason Ottomano (C), 6-4, 6-3

#2 – Michael Piderit (W) def. Than Moore (C), 6-3, 7-5

#3 – Matt Carroll (C) def. Alex Hirsch (W), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

#4 – Jack Bryant (C) def. Robert Troyer (W), 6-4, 6-1

#5 – Matt Mantikas (C) def. Donald Kleckner (W), 6-4, 6-0

#6 – Sam Bachelder (C) def Michael Glen (W), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles --

#1 – Bryant/Carroll (C) def. Legunn/Piderit (W), 8-3

#2 – Ottomano/Luke Martin (C) def. Hirsch/Kleckner (W), 8-5

#3 – Robert Yee/Bachelder (C) def. Garrett Blank/Troyer (W), 8-3

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