HARTFORD, CT – On Saturday, the #4 Williams College Ephs (10-2) started their weekend against the Trinity College Bantams (5-5). This was the team's first away match, and first match outdoors, since its spring break series in California. Although they were tested early, the Ephs recovered down the stretch and won comfortably, 8-1. The win by the Ephs extended their win streak to six.
In doubles, the Ephs had an early scare when Deepak Indrakanti '19 and Brian Grodecki '18, the #1 doubles team, lost 8-4. However, the other two teams were able to close their matches out in dominant fashion, giving up only two games combined. This gave the Ephs a 2-1 lead, and from there they continued to extend it throughout the match.
The men won every singles match, with only one going for more than two sets. That match featured Grodecki and Rex Glickman, the two senior leaders of their respective teams, and it went down to the wire. The first two sets required extra games to decide, including a tiebreak that went Grodecki's way in the second set. This led to a super tiebreak, which Grodecki won 10-7 to win the match.
"It feels good to have gotten the job done in our first match outdoors since California," said head coach Dan Greenberg '08. "It's never as clean as it could be, but we focused well and finished strong.
The Eph men will look to keep it rolling the next day when they return home to face the #15 Tufts Jumbos (6-3). That match will be played in Williamstown at 1:00 PM.
Williams 8, Trinity 1
1. WC- Grodecki d. Glickman, 5-7, 7-6(4), 10-7
2. WC- Austin Barr d. Scheffers, 6-4, 6-1
3. WC- Sachin Raghavan d. Kaynor, 6-1, 6-3
4. WC- Ananth Raghavan d. Chris Caskin, 6-1, 6-2
5. WC- Taylor d. Danforth, 6-1, 6-2
6. WC- Kam d. Bilicic, 6-1,6-2