Men's tennis wins again in first match after spring break

Jafar Sharipov '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Jafar Sharipov '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals had little trouble in recording a 9-0 non-conference victory against the Utica College Pioneers inside Utica's Todd and Jen Hutton Recreation Center on Friday.

Hamilton (7-1 overall) has won seven straight matches and the Continentals are 17th in the Oracle/ITA Division III Northeast Region Men's Rankings. Hamilton hosts Rochester Institute of Technology in their Children's Heart Awareness Match on Saturday, April 6. The non-conference event will be played inside Margaret Bundy Scott Field House and starts at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Joe Reiner '22 and Jafar Sharipov '21 won their singles and doubles matches. Reiner improved his record to a team-best 14-2 with a victory at first flight singles while Sharipov moved to 8-2 after he triumphed at second flight singles.

Reiner and Lars Scannell '19 -- playing for the first time as doubles partners this season -- shut out their opponents in their first flight match. Scannell is 5-0 in doubles play this season. Sharipov and Eamon Gibbons '21, who were also playing together for the first time in 2018-19, triumphed at second flight doubles.

Danny Tsyvin '22 (third flight singles), Matthew Haas '19 (fourth), Matt May '21 (fifth) and Matt Zeitler '20 (sixth) didn't lose a game in their singles matches. Haas won for the 29th time in his collegiate career, and Zeitler was a winner in his first singles match this season.

Josh Caplan '21 and Ben Westcott '20 breezed to an 8-0 victory at third flight doubles. Caplan and Westcott were also playing together for the first time this season.


Hamilton 9, Utica College 0

Todd and Jen Hutton Recreation Center
Utica, N.Y.
April 5, 2019

1. Joe Reiner (H) d. LJ Nuzzo 6-1, 6-0.
2. Jafar Sharipov (H) d. Paul Litvak 6-1, 6-1.
3. Danny Tsyvin (H) d. Ethan Trembley 6-0, 6-0.
4. Matthew Haas (H) d. Matt Zbytniewski 6-0, 6-0.
5. Matt May (H) d. Garrett Bortiatynski 6-0, 6-0.
6. Matt Zeitler (H) d. Anthony Coppola 6-0, 6-0.

1. Reiner/Lars Scannell (H) d. Nuzzo/Litvak 8-0.
2. Eamon Gibbons/Sharipov (H) d. Trembley/Zbytniewski 8-3.
3. Josh Caplan/Ben Westcott (H) d. Bortiatynski/Coppola 8-0.

Records: Hamilton 7-1 overall; Utica 1-4.