Panther Men Start Spring With Pair of Wins

Adam Guo went 2-0 in singles action on Saturday.
Adam Guo went 2-0 in singles action on Saturday.

The second-ranked Panther men's tennis team played its first two matches of the spring on Saturday, picking up a road victory over Skidmore 9-0, followed by a 9-0 home win over Hamilton. The Panthers (2-0) return to action next Saturday when they host 10th-ranked Brandeis at 2:30 p.m.

In the match against Skidmore (5-2), the doubles tandem of Lubomir Cuba and Nate Eazor started things off notching the team's first point with an 8-0 victory at No. 1 over JT Wynne and Noah Williamson. The No. 2 flight of Noah Farrell and Peter Martin won 8-4 over Travis Leaf and Suraj Mahtani, while the third doubles team of Aleksandr Samets and Andre Xiao made it 3-0 with an 8-7 triumph over Jack McClaren and Jason Keye.

In singles action, Cuba claimed the team's fourth point at No. 1 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Wynne, while Farrell clinched the match in the second spot with a 6-2, 6-0 win against McClaren.

Xiao pushed the Panther advantage to 6-0 with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Williamson at No. 4, while Stanley Morris tallied a 7-5, 6-4 win against Travis Leaf in the third position. Eazor recorded a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at No. 6, before Adam Guo completed the sweep with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Mahtani.

Later in the day against Hamilton (0-1, 0-1), the Panthers swept the doubles matches as the team of Samets and Xiao won 8-0 over Eamon Gibbons and Tim Derby in the third flight. At No. 1, Cuba and Eazor remained perfect for the day with an 8-5 win against Sam Farber and Rob Dotterer, while Farrell and Martin posted an 8-4 triumph in the second spot versus Max Zimmerman and Danny Tsyvin.

Shaking up the lineup a bit, the Panthers continued that success in singles play. In the No. 1 spot, Morris was victorious by scores of 6-1, 6-1 over Zimmerman, while Alex Vanezis clinched the match and the team's fifth point with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Dotterer in the third spot.

Samets made the score 6-0 via a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the No. 4 slot against Derby, while Guo defeated Farber in the second position (6-1, 6-4). David Vilys won at No. 5 against Jafar Sharipov (6-0, 6-2) and Zach Hilty wrapped up the sweep with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Joe Reiner.