Men's tennis begins spring season with matches in Maine

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

The Hamilton College Continentals kicked off the spring portion of their 2017-18 season with two NESCAC losses in Maine this weekend.

Hamilton dropped 9-0 decisions at nationally ranked No. 19 Bates College on Saturday and at No. 33 Colby College on Sunday. Despite the team scores, the Continentals had a couple matches nearly go their way.

Jafar Sharipov '21 took Bates' Andrew Berghuis to the limit before falling in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 10-8) in sixth flight singles. Tim Derby '21 and Max Zimmerman '21 were edged 8-6 by the Bobcats' Dylan Davis and Jacob Kauppila in third flight doubles.

Hamilton returns to the courts on Thursday, March 15 when the Continentals take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the USTA National Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Fla., at 3:30 p.m.


RESULTS

No. 19 Bates 9, Hamilton 0

March 10, 2018 in Lewiston, Maine
NESCAC match

SINGLES
1. Josh Quijano (B) d. Sam Farber 6-4, 6-0.
2. Josh Leiner (B) d. Rob Dotterer 6-3, 6-0.
3. Vidyut Yadav (B) d. Max Zimmerman 6-4, 6-4.
4. Jacob Eisenberg (B) d. Tim Derby 6-2, 6-2.
5. Nick Glover (B) d. Matt May 6-2, 6-0.
6. Andrew Berghuis (B) d. Jafar Sharipov 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

DOUBLES
1. Leiner/Quijano (B) d. Dotterer/Farber 8-2.
2. Duane Davis/Yadav (B) d. May/Eyad Nagori 8-1.
3. Dylan Davis/Jacob Kauppila (B) d. Derby/Zimmerman 8-6.

Records: Bates 3-2, 1-0 NESCAC.

No. 33 Colby 9, Hamilton 0

March 11, 2018 in Waterville, Maine
NESCAC match

SINGLES
1. Scott Altmeyer (C) d. Sam Farber 6-0, 6-2.
2. Sumukh Pathi (C) d. Rob Dotterer 6-0, 6-2.
3. Garrett Reiter (C) d. Max Zimmerman 6-3, 6-4.
4. Jonathan Hallal (C) d. Tim Derby 6-4, 6-3.
5. Luis Gonzalez (C) d. Matt May 6-0, 6-1.
6. Jeremy Mendoza (C) d. Matthew Haas 6-1, 6-3.

DOUBLES
1. Altmeyer/Pathi (C) d. Farber/Dotterer 8-0.
2. Mendoza/Gonzalez (C) d. May/Eyad Nagori 8-0.
3. Shaw Speer/Reiter (C) d. Derby/Zimmerman 8-1.

Records: Hamilton 0-2, 0-2 NESCAC; Colby 2-0, 1-0.