Men’s tennis doubles excel at St. Lawrence’s Fall Classic

Rob Dotterer '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Rob Dotterer '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals reached the semifinals in three draws, including a finals appearance in doubles play, at the 2019 St. Lawrence University Men's Tennis Fall Classic on September 7 and 8.

Matt Bartok '23 and Rob Dotterer '21 rolled over RIT's Jake Wolicki and Nick Lim 8-1 in the first round of the "A" doubles flight. They went on to defeat Walker Anderson and Harry Lyu from Hobart 8-5 in the quarterfinals. The Hamilton pair posted an 8-2 victory over a duo from Ithaca to advance to the finals. Hobart's Alan Dubrovsky and Kaan Ayman outlasted Bartok and Dotterer in the title match by a score of 8-7 (7-4).

Sam Farber '20 and Eric Stein '23 also enjoyed success in the "A" doubles flight, making it to the semifinals. Farber and Stein posted 8-5 victories in the opening round against a St. Lawrence pair and again in the quarterfinals against their Ithaca opponents before falling 8-6 in the semifinals to the eventual flight champions from Hobart.

In a couple "B" doubles exhibition matches, Ronnak Saxena '23 and Adam Dietz '23 went undefeated. They first defeated James Wolpe and Cameron Pankau from St. Lawrence 8-2 and followed with another 8-2 win over Union's David Bond and Thomas McGuire.

Saxena led the way on the singles side as he worked his way to the "C" flight semifinals. Saxena defeated Arman Tavana from St. Lawrence 8-3 in the first round and knocked out Union's Jack Andre 8-3 before Hobart's Jack Ledford won the third set tiebreaker (2-6, 6-2, 10-6) in the semifinals.

Dotterer and Farber advanced to the "A" singles flight quarterfinals. In the first round Dotterer posted an 8-4 win over RIT's Verosh Jayanetti and Farber edged Rochester's Yifan Shen 8-7 (7-5) before they both fell to Hobart challengers in the quarterfinals.

Hamilton travels to Union College on September 14 and 15 for the Dutchman Invitational.