ORLANDO, Fla.--Seniors Josh Suneby (Wellesley, Mass.) and JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) are proving to be a formidable duo at the top of the Connecticut College men's tennis line up.
Sunday afternoon, Suneby and Cangelosi were a combined 4-0 in their respective slots at number one and two singles. The Camels (5-3) handed Hobart (4-1) its first loss of the season in a 6-3 victory against the Statesmen. In their final match of the spring trip, the Camels erased a 3-0 deficit en route to their 5-4 thrilling come from behind win against St. Lawrence University (3-3) to extend their winning streak to four.
Suneby and Cangelosi set the tone early by pulling out a critical 9-7 win at #1 doubles in the Hobart Match. In singles action, Suneby gutted out a victory at number one singles, winning a 10-6 decision in the super tie-breaker. At second singles, Cangelosi notched a 6-2, 7-5 victory for Connecticut College. Junior Jonathan Deeter (La Quinta, Calif.) earned a 7-6, 6-2 win at third singles while sophomore Daniel Maffa (Lexington, Mass.) recorded a clutch 7-5, 6-4 victory in a close contest at fourth singles.
After dropping all three points in doubles action against the St. Lawrence University Saints, the Camels stormed back by taking the first five match ups in singles action. Suneby posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory at first singles while Cangelosi took care of business with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 triumph at number two. Junior Jonathan Kraiger (Springfield, Vt.) earned a 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) victory at third singles for the Camels.
Deeter checked in with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at fourth singles. Maffa grinded was able to hold on for the win at fifth singles, outlasting his foe with an 11-9 triumph in the super tie-breaker.
Suneby wrapped up the week with a perfect 6-0 record at first singles.
Connecticut College 6, Hobart 3
Mar 15, 2015 at Orlando Florida (Lake Cane Courts)
1. Joshua Suneby (CC) def. Michael Rusk (H) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
2. John Cangelosi (CC) def. Michael Fields (H) 6-2, 7-5
3. Jonathan Deeter (CC) def. Colin Marker (H) 7-6, 6-2
4. Daniel Maffa (CC) def. Harry Nichols (H) 7-5, 6-4
5. Miles Singer (H) def. Ben Sachs (CC) 4-6, 6-2, 11-9
6. Danny Kot (H) def. Patrick Farrell (CC) 7-5, 6-4
1. Suneby/Cangelosi (CC) def. Fields/Matt DePrima (H) 9-7
2. Jonathan Kraiger/Ben Sachs (CC) def. Michael Rusk/Danny Kot (H) 8-3
Connecticut College 4-3
St. Lawrence vs Connecticut College
Mar 16, 2015 at Orlando, Fla,
Connecticut College 5, St. Lawrence 4
1. Joshua Suneby (CC) def. Rhonny Rosario (MSLU) 6-4, 6-2
2. John Cangelosi (CC) def. Dean Sponholz (MSLU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Jonathan Kraiger (CC) def. John Megas (MSLU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Jonathan Deeter (CC) def. Robert Schmitz (MSLU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Daniel Maffa (CC) def. Kevin Frommer (MSLU) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9
6. Paul Barrett (MSLU) def. Ethan Hecker (CC) 6-2, 6-4
1. John Megas/Robert Schmitz (MSLU) def. Jonathan Kraiger/Ben Sachs (CC) 8-4
2. Tom Luchars/Elliot Solandt (MSLU) def. Jonathan Deeter/Daniel Maffa (CC) 8-5
3. Paul Barrett/Rhonny Rosario (MSLU) def. Jeff Basch/Joshua Moss (CC) 8-5