PINEHURST, N.C.--The Connecticut College men's tennis continued to build on their strong start this spring season by defeating the University of Charleston of West Virginia, 6-3, in a match played at Pinehurst, N.C. Saturday.
The Camels improved their record to 3-1 in the early season, while the Golden Eagles slipped to 4-5 with the loss.
Matt Santen, Connecticut College Class of 1990, and a former member of the Camel men's tennis team, is doing a terrific job as head coach of the Division II program at Charleston.
Joshua Suneby (Wellesley, Mass.) posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory at number one singles to lead the Camels to the win. At second singles, Junior JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) outlasted his opponent by taking a 10-6 victory in the super tie-breaker. Jonathan Kraiger (Springfield, Vt.) chipped in with a 6-2, 6-3 win at fourth singles.
The Camels took all three points in doubles play. Stephen Jones (Winnetka, Ill.) and Jonathan Sokolsky (Great Barrington, Mass.) posted an 8-6 victory at number three doubles for Head Coach Chris O'Brien's Camels.
Connecticut College vs Charleston University (W. Va.)
March 15, 2014
Connecticut College 6, University of Charleston (West Virginia) 3
1. Joshua Suneby (CC) def. James Gammel (C) 6-0, 6-1
2. JC Cangelosi (CC) def. Matt Sherba (C) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6
3. Dennis Okoth (C) def. Jonathan Deeter (CC) 7-6, 6-4
4. Jonathan Kraiger (CC) def. Jake Lorenz (C) 6-2, 6-3
5. Nick Bakos (C) def. Doug Butturini (CC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Varun Shah (C) def. Will Tucker (CC) 7-6, 7-6
1. Deeter/Kraiger (CC) def. Gammell/Okoth (C) 8-2
2. Cangelosi/Suneby (CC) def. Davey Nelson/Sherba (C) 8-5
3. Jonathan Sokolsky/Stephen Jones (CC) def. Gabe Seymour/Lorenz (C) 8-6