Men's tennis shines

Cooper Mead ’14

Contributing Writer

The men’s tennis team dominated the Saint Francis Red Flash last Friday in Loretto, Pa., coming away with a 7-0 landslide victory in its first match of the season.

Gregg Cohenca ’12 won in No. 1 singles 6-0, 7-5. Later, Cohenca and partner Evan Zimmer ’13 teamed up to secure a 9-7 victory in the team’s first doubles match. After his two commanding victories, Cohenca leapt over former teammate Zach Hascoe ’10 on the all-time wins list and needs one more win to break into the Bison’s top-10 list. On top of his doubles victory, Zimmer easily defeated Chris Jimenez in fourth singles 6-0, 6-3.

“It was a promising first match and as usual we are still working out the kinks that come with the start of a new season,”  Josh Katten ’13 said. “As a team we have been working hard on and off the court and we can only get better as the season progresses.”

Playing in the No. 5 spot for the Orange and Blue, Katten claimed a hard-earned victory over Lawson Barter, sweeping his Red Flash opponent 6-0 in the first set and winning a tiebreak in the second (5-7, 10-8).

In doubles, the second-year duo of Kyle Rosen ’14 and Scott Bernstein ’14 teamed up to defeat Barter and Juan Andres Pardo of Saint Francis 9-7.

“We’ve put in a lot of great effort thus far in the spring. This team is looking great and will continue to improve,” Aidan Lynch ’14 said.

The Bison will continue to make progress as they prepare for a formidable Penn State team on Feb. 11 and hope to secure their second victory of the spring season.

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