GAMBIER, Ohio – The men's tennis team opened up their season at the Kenyon Invitational this weekend. The tournament opened up on Saturday with flights of doubles before concluding on Sunday with individual singles matches. Four first year players made their debut this weekend for the Quakers.
The team of Lawson and Lerner jumped out to a quick start and held on for an 8-3 victory over John Carroll's doubles team. They fell in the following round to Denison 1-8. After a 1-8 loss to Carnegie Mellon, Giordanelli and Maisel bounced back winning 8-1 and 8-6 against Walsh and Wooster respectively to earn them 5th place overall in the flight.
On Sunday, two Quakers picked up singles victories.
First year Gordian Bruns made his Quaker debut against Ohio Wesleyan. After a tough 6-4 first set, Bruns found his rhythm and cruised through the second set 6-0 for the victory. Giordanelli picked up right up where he left off after a successful freshman campaign delivering another win for the Quakers. After dropping the first set 2-6, Giordanelli fought back to win the second set 7-5 in the tiebreaker. He finished off the match with a 14-12 victory in the third set super tiebreaker.
The Quakers return to action next weekend at the Oberlin Invitational.
KENYON COLLEGE INVITATIONAL
Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera vs. Walsh – L 6-1, 6-4
Coby Maisel vs. Wooster – L 6-2, 6-3
Jason Lawson vs. Wooster – L 6-5 (2), 6-5 (2)
Gordian Bruns vs. OWU – W 6-4, 6-0
Brandon Giordanelli vs. OWU – W 2-6, 6-5 (5), 14-12
Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas vs. Wooster – L 6-5 (4), 6-5 (5)
Joaquin Lerner vs. OWU – L 6-4, 6-1