Men's tennis cruises in Bison Quad

By Andrew Lichtenauer

Writer

Despite cold and damp conditions, the men’s tennis team braved the rain and dominated at the Bison Quad this past weekend. Continuing their successful season with impressive play in both singles and doubles, the Bison hosted teams from Colgate, Niagra, Bloomsburg and Youngstown State.

Gregg Cohenca ’12 and Evan Zimmer ’13 headed the team in the flight A singles bracket, both crushing opponents in their opening round singles matches in straight sets. After winning two more matches each, Cohenca and Zimmer found themselves in a familiar situation–-playing each other in the finals of the flight A singles bracket. In their second finals matchup of the season, Cohenca defeated Zimmer for the second time in a row.

“I never thought Gregg and I would be playing each other this many times in the finals,” Zimmer said. “It’s always fun to play each other in tournament play. We all take the matches seriously, but every once in a while we’ll joke around with each other.”

Cohenca and Zimmer beat Niagra 8-3 to advance to the finals in the doubles bracket. Josh Katten ’13 and Kelly Morque ’13 additionally won their match, 8-3, over Youngstown State to advance to the finals.

“It’s tough competing against your own team, but for those 40 minutes on the court you have to put being teammates aside and just go out there and compete like any other match,” Katten said.

The Bison also had success in flight B singles, where Gregory Maxson ’12, Kyle Rosen ’14, Octavio Canibe ’15 and Katten all gained spots in the semifinals.

Due to inclement weather, the semifinal matches and doubles final of the Bison Quad have been rescheduled and will be played at a later date.

The Bison will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. next to compete in the Lehigh Fall Championships, the final tournament of the fall season.
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