Bears Advance to NEWMAC Semifinals

Bears Advance to NEWMAC Semifinals

NORTON, Mass. – Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won their singles matches and teamed to win at #1 doubles leading fifth-seeded Coast Guard to a 5-3 win over fourth-seeded Wheaton in the quarterfinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament.

Wheaton had beaten Coast Guard 6-3 during the regular season. The Bears improve to 6-10 on the season and will take on top-seed and 15-time defending NEWMAC champion MIT in the semifinals on Saturday at noon at MIT.

Guentert won 6-4, 6-3 at #2 singles while Fortna recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win at #3 singles. Robert Renfrow won at #1 singles winning the first set 7-5 before his opponent retired.

The match started with the Bears winning two of the three doubles matches as Guentert and Fortna won 8-5 at #1 doubles and Renfrow and Alex Mead won 8-2 at #2 doubles.

Coast Guard Academy 5, Wheaton College 3
Apr 23, 2014 at Norton, Mass. (Beard Field House)

Singles competition

1. Robert Renfrow (CGA) def. Jonah Feit (WHEM) 7-5, retired

2. Mark Guentert (CGA) def. Will White (WHEM) 6-4, 6-3

3. Weston Fortna (CGA) def. Shrever Archer (WHEM) 6-1, 6-3

4. David Gassen (WHEM) def. Alex Mead (CGA) 6-1, 6-1

5. Sam Jackson (WHEM) def. Jon Lightner (CGA) 6-1, 6-4

6. Lawrence Chan (WHEM) vs. Townsend Hirst (CGA) 6-0, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Mark Guentert/Weston Fortna (CGA) def. Jonah Feit/Will White (WHEM) 8-5

2. Robert Renfrow/Alex Mead (CGA) def. Shrever Archer/Ned Terrace (WHEM) 8-2

3. David Gassen/Lawrence Chan (WHEM) def. Jon Lightner/Townsend Hirst (CGA) 8-0


Match Notes

Coast Guard Academy 6-10

Wheaton College 9-9

Match played indoors due to inclement weather

Match played to decision per NEWMAC Tournament rules