Stevens Athletics – No. 39 Men’s Tennis drops regional match to No. 26 Skidmore


April 14, 2018

Box Score 

  • The Basics
  • No. 26 Skidmore College: 6; No. 39 Stevens Institute of Technology Men’s Tennis 6
  • Location: Stevens Tennis Courts – Hoboken, N.J.
  • Short Story: Freshman Bryan Szayna and senior Danny Polk earned singles flight victories, but No. 39 Stevens Institute of Technology Men’s Tennis fell to No. 26 Skidmore College Saturday in a non-conference regional match at the Stevens Tennis Courts.
  • The records: Stevens: 7-9; Skidmore: 10-3

How It Happened

  • Skidmore took all three points in doubles play to open a 3-0 lead. The team of senior Kyle Henry and freshman Mark Kanevsky dropped an 8-3 decision to No. 4 J.T. Wynne and Steven Koulouris at No. 1 doubles. Szayna and Polk fell 9-7 in the second slot in the closest doubles match of the day.
  • Polk topped Wynne in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 to open singles competition. Wynne was ranked 10th in the initial 2017-18 Oracle/ITA Division III Men’s Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
  • Skidmore earned consecutive wins at second and fourth singles to clinch the match.
  • Szayna rallied to top Jack McClaren in the third slot. McClaren won the first set 7-6 before the Ambler, Pennsylvania native rallied to force a deciding third set with a 7-6 (7-5) win in the second set. Szayna won the match after taking a 7-5 decision in the final set.
  • Freshman Gabriel Sifuentes fell in the sixth position, before Kanevsky won a 13-11 super tiebreaker in the fifth slot to round out the scoring. It was the second straight super tiebreaker victory for the reigning Empire 8 Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. 

Singles Results

  • Danny Polk (STEVENS) def. #10 JT Wynne (SKIDMORE) 6-4, 6-2
  • Travis Leaf (SKIDMORE) def. William Persson (STEVENS) 6-2, 6-3
  • Bryan Szayna (STEVENS) def. Jack McClaren (SKIDMORE) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
  • Ted Berkowitz (SKIDMORE) def. Kyle Henry (STEVENS) 6-2, 6-2
  • Mark Kanevsky (STEVENS) def. Lucas Pickering (SKIDMORE) 6-4, 2-6, 13-11
  • Suraj Mahtani (SKIDMORE) def. Gabriel Sifuentes (STEVENS) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

Doubles Results

Up Next

  • Men’s Tennis opens a stretch of three matches away from campus on Wednesday with a non-conference contest at The College of New Jersey.

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