Kalamazoo Rallies Past Men's Tennis 5-4
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Despite winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, the Swarthmore College men's tennis team (3-6) saw visiting Kalamazoo take four singles matches to rally past the Garnet 5-4 on Tuesday evening from the Faulkner Courts.
Juniors Stephen Youngblood and Zak Kelm were victorious at No. 1 doubles (8-6) while senior Max Bressman and freshman Max Kaye won at No. 2 doubles 8-5. Even with the great start, Kazoo - the No. 9 ranked team in the Central region - won at No. 1,2,3 and 5 singles for the comeback win.
Freshmen Kaye and Anthony Collard picked up singles wins for the Garnet. They continue their impressive freshman, singles seasons as Kaye improves to 5-3 winning his past 5 and Collard moves to 5-1.
Kalamazoo gets its first win of the season and improves to 1-5.
The Garnet do not have time to dwell on the defeat as they take on Ursinus on Thursday, March 24 at 4pm. It will be the men's first meeting with a Centennial Conference opponent.
Kalamazoo College 5, Swarthmore 4
1. Nate Eddy (KZO-M) def. Stephen Youngblood (SWATMTN) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
2. Mark Denenfeld (KZO-M) def. Zak Kelm (SWATMTN) 7-6 (13-11), 6-4
3. Tom Cafmeyer (KZO-M) def. Maxwell Bressman (SWATMTN) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Max Kaye (SWATMTN) def. Alex Dombos (KZO-M) 6-0, 6-2
5. Steve Hanselman (KZO-M) def. Preston Poon (SWATMTN) 6-3, 6-2
6. Anthony Collard (SWATMTN) def. Mike Korn (KZO-M) 6-7 (9-11), 6-1, 6-1
1. Stephen Youngblood/Zak Kelm (SWATMTN) def. Nate Eddy/Mark Denenfeld (KZO-M) 8-6
2. Maxwell Bressman/Max Kaye (SWATMTN) def. Alex Dombos/Tom Cafmeyer (KZO-M) 8-5
3. Clay Bartelt/Steve Hanselman (KZO-M) def. Seth Udelson/Anthony Collard (SWATMTN) 8-6