NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Coast Guard men's tennis team completed the Conn. College/CGA Tournament Saturday afternoon with a number of strong showing. Babson and SUNY-Oneonta competed in the tournament along with co-hosts Coast Guard and Connecticut College.
Coast Guard's best result came in the number one doubles bracket as the sophomore pairing of Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won their opening match by an 8-5 score before falling in the finals by a count of 3-8.
The only other win in doubles action was posted by the number two doubles tandem of sophomore Robert Renfrow and freshman Bruce Kim in the third place match. After falling 5-8 in the semi-final, the duo responded will a resounding 8-0 victory in the third place match.
Five Bears won a match in singles play – all in the third place match of the respective brackets – as Coast Guard went 5-12 in singles matches on the afternoon.
Guentert, Renfrow, and Fortna all carried over their doubles success while junior Jon Lightner rebounded after falling in his opening set to post a convincing 6-1, 6-1 victory in his third place match. Sophomore Townsend Hirst picked up the other singles victory with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in his bracket.
Coast Guard returns to action on Thursday, September 26th at the ITA Regionals in Middlebury, Vermont. Times for those matches will be announced at a later date.
#1 Doubles – Mark Guentert & Weston Fortna
SF def. Dan Sliwowski & Ben Leighton (SUNY-Oneonta) 8-5
F lost to Connor DeFiore & Saif Rahim (Babson) 3-8
#2 Doubles – Robert Renfrow & Bruce Kim
SF lost to Roberto Perez & Victor Vu (Babson) 5-8
3rd def. James Garzia & Mateo Befi (SUNY-Oneonta) 8-0
#3 Doubles – Jon Lightner & Townsend Hirst
SF lost to Bentley Gonzalez & Ryohei Nakamura (SUNY-Oneonta) 8-9(7)
3rd lost to Jeff Basch & Jon Sokolsky (Conn. College) 4-8
SF lost to Joe Morris (SUNY-Oneonta) & David Leeman (CGA) 6-8
3rd lost to David Garcia & Dom Wysolmerski (Babson) 0-8
#1 Singles – Mark Guentert
SF lost to Victor Vu (Babson) 5-7, 6-7 (5)
3rd def. Mateo Befi (SUNY-Oneonta) 6-2, 6-5
#2 Singles – Robert Renfrow
SF lost to Roberto Perez (Babson) 1-6, 2-6
3rd def. Ben Leighton (SUNY-Oneonta) 6-1, 6-0
#3 Singles – Weston Fortna
SF lost to Connor DeFiore (Babson) 6-7 (4), 4-6
3rd def. Ryohei Nakamura (SUNY-Oneonta) 8-3
#4 Singles – Jon Lightner
SF lost to Jon Kraiger (Conn. College) 1-6, 3-6
3rd def. James Garzia (SUNY-Oneonta) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Singles – Bruce Kim
SF lost to Saif Rahim (Babson) 1-6, 2-6
3rd lost to Dan Sliwowski (SUNY-Oneonta) 3-6, 2-6
#6 Singles – Townsend Hirst
SF lost to Jeff Basch (Conn. College) 1-6, 0-6
3rd def. Joe Morris (SUNY-Oneonta) 6-2, 6-2
#7 Singles – Karlo Vazquez
SF lost to Mike Fratt (Conn. College) 2-6, 0-6
3rd lost to Bentley Gonzalez (SUNY-Oneonta) 1-6, 1-6
#8 Singles – David Leeman
SF lost to Will Tucker (Conn. College) 0-6, 1-6
3rd lost to Daniel Maffa (Conn. College) 0-6, 0-6
#9 Singles – Kumar Brunhart
SF lost to Daniel Maffa (Conn. College) 0-6, 0-6