April 18, 2013

Coast Guard tennis routs Roger Williams 8-1

NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard men's tennis team swept through doubles competition and won five of six singles matches to hand visiting Roger Williams a loss in non-conference action on Thursday. In the last non-conference regular season home match of the year, the Bears (4-10) rolled through their competition as they lost just four sets on the day against the Hawks (9-6).

Senior Blake Maurer (6-4, 6-3) and freshmen Robert Renfrow (6-0, 6-4) and Mark Guentert (6-2, 6-0) each won their matches in straight sets at numbers one, two, and three singles, respectively.

At number four singles, freshman Weston Fortna lost his opening set 4-6, before rebounding with a 6-3 victory in set number two and pulling out the victory in the third set, 10-7.

Sophomore Andrew Bryson won the Bears final singles match of the day at number five (7-6, 0-6, 10-7). Classmate Jon Lightner was also in action at number six doubles, falling 0-6, 2-6.

In doubles action the combinations of Guentert and Fortna won 8-6 at number one, while the team of Bryson and Lightner won by an identical score at number three doubles. Renfrow and Maurer rounded out the doubles field, winning at number two by an impressive 8-2 margin.

The Bears return to action on Saturday, April 20th when they host Wheaton in their final New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match of the year at noon.

Results

Singles:

Blake Maurer (CGA) def. Zach Bussiere (RWU) 6-4, 6-3

Robert Renfrow (CGA) def. Kevin Erikson (RWU) 6-0, 6-4

Mark Guentert (CGA) def. Taylor Webster (RWU) 6-2, 6-0

Weston Fortna (CGA) def. Eric Laboissonniere (RWU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7

Andrew Bryson (CGA) def. Kyle Bull (RWU) 7-6, 0-6, 10-7

Jason Pacino (RWU) def. Jon Lightner (CGA) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles:

Guentert/Fortna (CGA) def. Pacino/Erikson (RWU) 8-6

Renfrow/Maurer (CGA) def. Bussiere/Laboissonniere (RWU) 8-2

Bryson/Lightner (CGA) def. Jon Chandler/Jonah Schwartz (RWU) 8-6

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