Williams Leads Camels at #2 Singles in Home Tournament

Williams Leads Camels at  #2 Singles in Home Tournament

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College Men's Tennis Team ended the 2015 fall season this weekend at a home invitational featuring Coast Guard Academy, Babson College, Colby-Sawyer College, and Nichols College.

Due to rainy conditions, the morning double matches were played inside. At number two doubles, Sophomore Ethan Hecker (Wayland, Mass.) and freshman Will Cannon (Fairfield, Conn.) defeated Nichol's number one doubles by a score of 8-3.

Sophomore Patrick Farrell (pictured, Smithtown, N.Y.) and freshman Charlie Williams (Mercer Island, Wash.) outlasted Nichol's number three doubles team in a 9-8 match.

Freshman Grant Holloschutz (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and freshman Johnny Cissel breezed to an 8-5 win against Nichol's number four doubles team. In the next match, Cissel and freshman James Wright II (Doylestown, Pa.) managed to beat Coast Guard's number four doubles team in a 9-7 match.

At number one singles, senior Jonathan Kraiger (Springfield, Vt.) dominated Coast Guard's number one singles player by winning 6-2, 6-4. His serve was nearly untouchable on the indoor courts. Kraiger finished the fall season with a perfect 3-0 singles record.

As the day progressed, eventually play was moved outdoors. The wind was around twenty-five miles per hour on the cold afternoon.

At number two singles, Williams defeated Nichol's number one singles player by a score of  6-2, 7-5.

Playing number eight singles, Holloschutz cruised to an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory against Nichol's number eight singles player. He hit nine aces in the contest.

At number four singles, Cannon managed to play through the cold, and defeated Colby-Sawyer's number four singles player 6-1, 6-7, 10-5 in a late match thriller.

Now that the fall season is concluded, the Connecticut College Men's Tennis Team will begin its championship offseason in preparation for the upcoming Spring season. The Spring season kicks off on March 30th at home against Coast Guard Academy. Stay tuned