Ephs Blank Springfield in Season Opener

Arturo Kam (l) and Ben Lebowitz
Arturo Kam (l) and Ben Lebowitz

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The Ephs began their season with a 9-0 home victory over Springfield College. Sweeping both doubles and singles play, Williams begins the fall with the record 1-0. This was the first of their two team matches scheduled for the abbreviated fall season.

"A great opening match for us," stated head coach Dan Greenberg. "It is a young team, but they competed well and built upon their leads."

Partners Austin Barr '21 and Calvin Chung '21 earned their first collegiate victory with a 8-2 win over their opponents.  Their success was mirrored by Arturo Kam '21 and Benjamin Lebowitz '20 who notched an 8-0 victory of their own.  To finish the doubles sweep, Alex Taylor '20 and Brian Grodecki '18 shutout their opponents 8-0.

The doubles success was mirrored by a 6-0 sweep in singles play.  Chung, Barr, and Kam kept the ball rolling with consecutive 6-0, 6-0 sweeps.  Taylor and Sachin Raghavan '18 dispatched their opponents with equally strong 6-2, 6-1 performances.  To finish the match off and complete the sweep, Grodecki won a hard fought battle against Springfield senior Alex Romaine with a score of 6-2, 7-6. 

After a convincing performance to start the season, Greenberg concluded "I am looking forward to practice tomorrow, and the upcoming match against Vassar this Friday." 

Much like Williams, Springfield College began their 2017 fall season today.  Their regional record falls to 0-1 for the season thus far, and they will not play anymore team matches this fall.  Members of the Wiliams and Springfield teams could meet up again at  the ITA Regional Tournament at MIddlebury College which begins on Friday September 29th and runs through Sunday October 1st.

Williams  now turns its focus to the fast approaching second team match of the season.  The Ephs will play again at home on Friday September, 22nd against Vassar College.  Set to begin at 4:00 pm, the team looks to maintain their early success. 

Complete Results:

       Williams                    Springfield             Winner           Score

Doubles:

#1   Alex Taylor                 Cameron Grant         Williams           8-0

       Brian Grodecki            Chris Unger

 

#2   Arturo Kam                 Alex Romaine           Williams           8-0

       Benjamin Lebowitz       Zack Keene

 

#3   Austin Barr                 Drew Delorenzo        Williams           8-2

       Calvin Chung              Sean Quirk

 

 

Singles:

#1    Brian Grodecki               Alex Romaine            Williams         6-2, 7-6(5)

#2    Sachin Raghavan           Cameron Grant          Williams         6-2, 6-1

#3    Austin Barr                    Zack Keene               Williams          6-0, 6-0

#4    Alex Taylor                    Chris Unger               Williams          6-2, 6-1

#5    Calvin Chung                 Drew Delorenzo         Williams          6-0, 6-0

#6    Arturo Kam                    Freddie Moffa            Williams          6-0, 6-0

 

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