Men's tennis splits first two dual matches of 2019-20 season

Eric Stein '23 (photo courtesy of www.mckeephotoarts.com)
Eric Stein '23 (photo courtesy of www.mckeephotoarts.com)

The Hamilton College Continentals split a pair of non-conference men's tennis matches in western New York on March 7 and 8.

Hamilton (1-1 overall) cruised to a 9-0 win over Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon after the Continentals were handed a 7-2 setback by nationally ranked No. 34 Hobart College on Saturday. The dual matches were the first two of 2019-20 and kicked off the spring season for Hamilton.

Eric Stein '23 went 2-0 in doubles and 2-0 in singles during the weekend. He outlasted his Hobart opponent in three sets at fifth flight singles and paired up with Sam Farber '20 for two wins at third flight doubles. Stein is 7-3 in singles and 9-2 in doubles play this season. Farber and Stein are 8-1 as a doubles pairing.

Max Zimmerman '21 was a winner at first flight singles and at second flight doubles with Danny Tsyvin '22 against RIT. Rob Dotterer '21 and Matt Bartok '23 edged the Tigers 8-7 at first flight doubles, Dotterer was victorious at second flight singles and Bartok dropped just one game at fourth flight singles. Dotterer leads the team with nine singles wins. Joe Reiner '22 was triumphant at sixth flight singles. Reiner has a 24-7 career singles record.

The Continentals are back in action on Saturday, March 14 when they travel to Middlebury College for a NESCAC match that starts at 5 p.m.

RESULTS

Hamilton 9, RIT 0
RIT Tennis Courts (Rochester, N.Y.)
March 8, 2020

SINGLES
1. Max Zimmerman (H) d. Brennan Bull 6-0, 6-2.
2. Rob Dotterer (H) d. Pat Mathews 6-2, 6-0.
3. Sam Farber (H) d. Verosh Jayanetti 6-3, 6-2.
4. Matt Bartok (H) d. Jake Wolicki 6-0, 6-1.
5. Eric Stein (H) d. Spencer Lowitt 6-2, 6-2.
6. Joe Reiner (H) d. Jacob Meyerson 6-2, 6-1.

DOUBLES
1. Bartok/Dotterer (H) d. Meyerson/Bull 8-7.
2. Zimmerman/Danny Tsyvin (H) d. Nick Lim/Mathews 8-4.
3. Farber/Stein (H) d. Jayanetti/Wolicki 8-1.

Records: Hamilton 1-1 overall; RIT 3-5.

No. 34 Hobart 7, Hamilton 2
Bristol Field House (Geneva, N.Y.)
March 7, 2020

SINGLES
1. Alan Dubrovsky (Hob) d. Max Zimmerman 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).
2. Kaan Ayman (Hob) d. Sam Farber 6-4, 7-6 (10-6).
3. Walker Anderson (Hob) d. Rob Dotterer 7-5, 7-6 (4).
4. Harry Lyu (Hob) d. Matt Bartok 6-0, 6-3.
5. Eric Stein (Ham) d. Jack Ledford 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
6. Jeremy Atwater (Hob) d. Tim Derby 6-0, 6-2.

DOUBLES
1. Anderson/Dubrovsky (Hob) d. Dotterer/Bartok 8-2.
2. Ayman/Lyu (Hob) d. Zimmerman/Danny Tsyvin 8-2.
3. Farber/Stein (Ham) d. Atwater/Ledford 8-7.

Hobart record: 4-2 overall.