Loggers split matches in first day of competition in Orlando

Loggers split matches in first day of competition in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Puget Sound men's tennis squad kicked off its spring break trip to Orlando Tuesday by splitting two matches, winning the nightcap 6-3 over Western New England.

March One: Hobart 6, Puget Sound 3

Puget Sound and Hobart kicked off the day by finally playing against each other after yesterday's match was delayed by rain. The Loggers scored three points against the Statesmen, winning two singles matches and one doubles contest.

Colton Wright tallied the biggest singles victory of the two, defeating Nicholas Schoning 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 singles. At No. 5, John Stevens beat Ryan Smith 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 singles for the other Logger victory. Atop the singles lineup, Daniel Deuel played opponent Michael Fields tough before losing 6-3, 7-5.

In doubles play, Stevens and Wright teamed up to beat Keller Hickock and Henry Smith 8-6 at No. 3 singles.

Match Two: Puget Sound 6, Western New England 3

Puget Sound and Western New England contested the singles points first with the Loggers clinching victory during individual play. Abe Noyes played atop the singles lineup for the first time inhis career, taking down Alex Sause 6-2, 6-0. Wright also tallied a big win Tuesday night, winning consecutive 6-1 sets over Andrew Schnier at No. 5 singles.

Also winning in singles play, Deuel disposed of Andres Oreto 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, Myles Rivera-Flam beat Tyler Unwin 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Stevens won a 6-2, 7-5 contest against Adam Zimmerman in the fourth singles position.

The Golden Bears bounced back to win two doubles matches in the first and third positions. In the second doubles spot, Rivera-Flam and Noyes teamed up to dispatch Unwin and Greg Tischofer 8-4 for the Loggers' sixth point of the match.

After splitting the day's action, the Loggers advance to 2-7 (1-6  NWC). They next take the court for a match against Grinnell Wednesday, March 19. That contest will take place at 1:00 p.m. Pacific.