Men’s tennis opens Conn. College/CGA Tournament
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Over the weekend the Coast Guard men's tennis team co-hosted the first weekend of the two-part Conn. College/CGA Tournament for singles and doubles play.
The Bears had two singles players make appearances in their respective finals while their number one doubles pair reached the semi-finals. The other teams that participated in the tournament were Wheaton (Mass.), Holy Cross, Springfield, and Roger Williams.
Guentert also had a great day in singles action posting a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals and a 6-2, 6-0 win in the semi-finals of the "A" Bracket.
In the "B" Bracket sophomore Robert Renfrow won each of his first two matches, 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals. Fortna, the Bears' number three singles player won his opening match in the bracket 6-4, 6-1 before falling in the semi-finals 4-6, 6-7.
In the "E" Bracket, sophomore Townsend Hirst lost his opening match 4-6, 2-6 before prevailing for a third place finish with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory in the consolation bracket.
The tournament will resume next Saturday, September 21st where the final rounds will be held. Coast Guard returns to action on Thursday, September 19th when they take on Holy Cross at 3:30 pm.
Doubles 1 A Bracket
Mark Guentert/Weston Fortna QF W, 8-5
SF L, 4-8
Doubles 2 B Bracket
Robert Renfrow/Jon Lightner QF L, 3-8
C SF L, 4-8
Doubles 3 B Bracket
Bruce Kim/Townsend Hirst QF L, 3-8
C SF L, 4-8
Doubles 4 C Bracket
Karlo Vasquez/David Leeman QF L, 0-8
C SF L, 0-8
Singles 1 A Bracket
Mark Guentert QF W, 6-3, 6-1
SF W, 6-2, 6-0
Singles 2 B Bracket
Robert Renfrow QF W, 6-2, 6-3
SF W, 6-1, 6-1
Singles 3 B Bracket
Weston Fortna QF W, 6-4, 6-1
SF L, 4-6, 6-7
Singles 4 C Bracket
Jon Lightner QF L, 6-3, 2-6, 6-10
Singles 5 D Bracket
Bruce Kim QF L, 1-6, 0-6
C SF L, 1-8
Singles 6 E Bracket
Townsend Hirst SF L, 4-6, 2-6
3rd W, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6