Men's tennis ends weekend with win
Hamilton College wrapped up a three-match weekend with a 6-3 non-conference win against the University of Rochester inside Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on April 14.
The Continentals (6-8 overall, 0-5 NESCAC) lost 9-0 against nationally ranked No. 17 Amherst College and were edged 5-4 by Wesleyan University on April 13. Hamilton hosts St. Lawrence University for another non-conference match on Tuesday, April 16.
Against Rochester (13-7), Jon Franzel '13 was a 6-4, 6-2 winner at first flight singles. Franzel is tied for fourth on the program's all-time list with 34 career singles victories. He and Ian Antonoff '16 combined on an 8-3 victory at third flight doubles. It was the 36th career doubles victory for Franzel, which sets a new program record.
James Oliver '15 gutted out a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win at second flight singles. Jordan Petit '13 captured a 6-2, 7-6 triumph at third flight singles, and Ben Stern '16 rallied for a 1-6, 6-1, (10-6) win at fifth flight. Petit and Oliver teamed up for an 8-6 win at first flight doubles. Petit now has 35 career doubles victories, moving him into a tie for second on the program's all-time list.
Against Wesleyan (4-8, 2-2), the Continentals lost all three doubles matches, but nearly caught the Cardinals with four wins in singles. Franzel took care of his opponent, 7-5, 6-2, at first flight. Oliver rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph at second flight. Stern breezed to a 6-1, 6-3 victory at fifth flight, and Antonoff was a 6-4, 6-3 winner at sixth flight. One of Hamilton's losses went to three sets.