Tucker's Take: Camels Start Season Strong with Home Tournament Success

Tucker's Take: Camels Start Season Strong with Home Tournament Success

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's tennis team co-hosted a tournament with the Coast Guard this weekend. It was a successful start to the season for the Camels. 

Junior JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.), sophomore Jonathan Kraiger (Springfield, Vt.),  Jonathan Deeter (La Quinta, Calif.) and Jonathan Sokolsky (Great Barrington, Mass.) all posted perfect 2-0 records in their respective slots from #2-5 singles Saturday.

In doubles action, Kraiger and Deeter were a perfect 2-0 at number one. Junior co-captain Josh Suneby (Wellesley, Mass.) and Kraiger were a perfect 2-0 at second doubles. Sophomore Stephen Jones (Winnetka, Ill.) and Douglas Butturini (Sarasota, Fla.) joined forces for a perfect 2-0 record at #4 doubles. 

Senior co-captain Will Tucker (London, U.K.) was 1-0 in singles action and was pleased with the team's performance in their first action of the season.  "It was exciting to have everyone out their contributing," Tucker said. "We've really stepped it up with our fitness schedules so I think we're working a lot harder than we have in the past."

When asked about his responsibility as a captain, Tucker quickly deflected the attention away from him. "It's easy for me because everyone is really dedicated and excited to be there." 

Tucker was planning on visiting Tufts but one of his best friends encouraged him to make a stop in New London.

The Camels will co-host another tournament this Saturday with the Coast Guard. Babson College and Oneonta State will be joining the field.