Saints Sweep Engineers, 9-0
Mar. 20: The St. Lawrence men's tennis team was on fire Saturday afternoon in the Newell Field House, sweeping Rensselaer, 9-0 in the opening Liberty League contest of the year.
The Saints improve to a 6-3 mark, while the Engineers earn their first loss of the season to make their record 0-1.
St. Lawrence played outstanding in doubles competition, holding Rensselaer to two points or less in each match. The dynamic duo of junior Tony Wilkey and first-year Philip Jackley shut out Matthew Asher and Patrick Russo, 8-0 in the number one match, while senior Chris McDonald and junior Ren Gates followed suit at number two with an 8-2 victory against Rensselaer's Evan Creer and Kyle Borton. The senior tandem of Christopher Tamm and Chris Rodilosso finished out the doubles' sweep with an 8-0 win over James Fitzgerald and Adam Generale.
The Saints continued to stand out in singles play, with three first-years shutting out their opponents, while the rest held the Engineers within two games or less. Michael Hayden, Jackley and Adam Gerber all won their matches 6-0, 6-0. Hayden topped Rensselaer's Creer in the number one spot, while Jackley defeated Alex Franz at number three and Gerber dropped Borton at number four. Wilkey also had an impressive match in the number two position, defeating Asher, 6-0, 6-1, as McDonald followed suit, defeating Kenny Weiand by the same amount. St. Lawrence's Gates secured the shut out when he outplayed Rensselaer's Generale, 6-0, 6-2.
St. Lawrence looks to avenge RIT tomorrow, March 21st at 11:00 am in the Newell Field House, after falling to them 5-4 in the fall.