Camels Earn Sweep of Webber International & Grinnell in Fla.

Camels Earn Sweep of Webber International & Grinnell in Fla.

BABSON PARK, Fla.--The Connecticut College men's tennis team opened the second week of the spring season with two clutch victories in the Sunshine State of Florida. The Camels coasted to an 8-1 victory against Webber International University and upended Grinnell College in a 7-2 triumph.

Senior co-captain Jonathan Kraiger (Springfield, Vt.) paved the way to the victory against the Webber Warriors, posting a 7-6, 6-1 victory at number one singles. Junior Daniel Maffa (Lexington, Mass.) romped in a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at third singles. Sophomore Ethan Hecker (Wayland, Mass.), freshman James Wright II (Solebury, Pa.) and sophomore co-captain Patrick Farrell (Smithtown, N.Y.) all contributed with singles victories in their respective slots at #4, 5 and 6 in the line-up.

Kraiger and Ben Sachs (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) coasted to an 8-1 win at number one doubles. Maffa and Charlie Williams (Mercer Island, Wash.) checked in with an 8-2 victory at second doubles. In the third doubles match up, Hecker and Wright II took care of business for the Camels in an 8-2 triumph.

In the victory against the Pioneers of Grinnell, Kraiger romped in a 6-1, 6-1 victory at number one singles. Grinnell (14-4) had its eight match winning streak halted in the setback.

Williams cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win at number two. Freshman Will Cannon (Fairfield, Conn.) gutted out a victory at third singles, taking a 12-10 decision in the super tie-breaker. Sachs and Grant Holloschutz (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) earned straight set victories at fourth and sixth singles.

Maffa and Sachs joined forces in an 8-5 win at number one doubles. Hecker and Wright II posted an 8-6 win at third doubles for Head Coach Chris O'Brien's Camels.

Connecticut College 8, Webber International University 1
Mar 21, 2016 at Orlando, Fla. 


1. Jonathan Kraiger (CC) def. Carlos Niemeyer (WI) 7-6, 6-1

2. Luka Volk (WI) def. Charlie Williams (CC) 6-3, 6-1

3. Daniel Maffa (CC) def. Oscar Alvarez (WI) 6-1, 6-1

4. Ethan Hecker (CC) def. Victor Zapparoli (WI) 7-5, 6-2

5. James Wright II (CC) def. Jordi Rossello (WI) 7-5, 6-1

6. Patrick Farrell (CC) def. Gustavo Fortunato (WI) 6-2, 6-4 


1. Kraiger/Ben Sachs (CC) def. Volk/Alvarez (WI) 8-1

2. Maffa/Williams (CC) def. Niemeyer/Zapparoli (WI) 8-2

3. Hecker/Wright II (CC) def. Rossello/Fortunato (WI) 8-2


Match Notes

Connecticut College 7, Grinnell College 2
Mar 21, 2016 at Orlando, Fla. 


1. Jonathan Kraiger (CC) def. Bryson Cale (GC) 6-1, 6-1

2. Charlie Williams (CC) def. Sam Catanzaro (GC) 6-1, 6-2

3. Will Cannon (CC) def. Zach Lane (GC) 7-5, 5-7, (12-10)

4. Ben Sachs (CC) def. Caleb Kumar (GC) 6-2, 6-2

5. Beau Bressler (GC) def. Patrick Farrell (CC) 6-2, 6-4

6. Grant Holloschutz (CC) def. Will Hamilton (GC) 7-5, 7-6


1. Daniel Maffa/Sachs (CC) def. Jose Coloma/Tommy Pitcher (GC) 8-5

2. Tracy Johnson/Sam Stickels (GC) def. Johnny Cissel/Farrell (CC) 9-7

3. Hecker/Wright II (CC) def. Catanzaro/Hamilton (GC) 8-6