MTennis splits final two matches in Florida
On Wednesday night, they continued their winning ways with an 8-1 win over Mt. St. Mary's College (NY). On Thursday, they dropped their final match to Clark (Mass.), 6-3.
Tyler Arsenault (third flight), Alex Elbogen (fifth flight) and Dalton Lynch (sixth flight) all won in straight sets to stake Ursinus to an early 3-0 lead. The win by Arsenault upped his singles record to 8-1 on the year, tops on the team. Dylan Marsh and Evan Stutchin also won, giving the Bears the match with a 5-1 lead after singles.
In doubles it was more of the same as Ursinus swept all three flights. Stutchin and Matt Hope won 8-5 at first doubles, while Marsh and Evan Lord won at second doubles by the same tally.
Dave Rowe and Mike Melchiorre closed the scoring out with an easy 8-1 win at third doubles.
Against Clark, the singles were contested first, and the match was dead even.
Tyler Arsenault got things rolling with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win at fourth singles. After 2 wins by Clark, Evan Stutchin tied the match up with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the first flight.
With the match tied at 2-2, both Dylan Marsh at fifth and Logan Metcalf-Kelly at sixth split sets and headed to decisive third sets. After Marsh lost, Metcalf-Kelly managed to fight off three match points and take his match to a third set tie breaker.
In doubles, Clark got on the board first with an 8-4 win in the first flight. Clark clinched the match with an 8-2 win at second doubles, and they closed things out with an 8-6 win in the third flight.