Fast start for men's tennis

By Andrew Lichtenauer

Writer

Gregg Cohenca ’12, Evan Zimmer ’13 and Octavio Canibe ’15 combined to win all 11 of their matches during the men’s tennis team home opener this past weekend. The Orange and Blue claimed titles in both singles and doubles.

In the Flight A singles bracket, Cohenca and Zimmer came out on top for the Bison. Zimmer cruised through both his quarterfinal and semifinal matches, winning both in straight sets, while Cohenca faced more of a challenge in his two contests. The two were scheduled to play for the title on Sunday, but the match was postponed to a later date.

In the Flight B singles bracket, Canibe won his first career title, beating out Sergio Cavajai of Saint Francis in straight sets for the championship. Canibe’s victory marks the second consecutive year that a first-year player has won in his first tournament appearance.

While cruising through the singles bracket, Cohenca and Zimmer also teamed up to claim the doubles title. After winning their semifinal match 8-0, the duo faced off against fellow teammates Kelly Morque ’13 and Josh Katten ’13 in the finals and claimed an 8-4 victory.

“We had a tough first-round match where our opponents had match points. I think coming back from that match has really put us on a good path for success,” Cohenca said.

Looking ahead, the men’s team will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this weekend to compete in the Georgetown Invitational.

“We are all really excited for this weekend,” Cohenca said. “Coming off such a successful tournament, our team is feeling confident. I think it will be beneficial if we can carry this confidence into our matches at Georgetown.”

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