College matches up to its goals, men and women victorious

The College’s men’s and women’s tennis teams both posted victories Sunday, ousting Union College 7-0 and 8-1, respectively.

Senior Marc Hill picked up wins at first singles and teamed with junior Bryan Hanley to collect a win at first doubles.

Hill remains unbeaten in dual-match singles play this season (9-0), while holding an 81-18 career mark in singles play. Hanley is now 6-3 in singles play, but together the duo has posted a 10-2 mark overall, including a 7-0 dual match record together this season.

On the women’s side, rookie Jackie Gavornik posted a win at No. 3 singles to improve to 13-2 on the year, while another rookie, Kristen Klepacki, was also a winner at second singles and is now 15-2 on the season.

“It was good to see us bounce back after Saturday’s losses, and we played extremely well this time,” head coach Scott Dicheck said. “I was definitely pleased with the teams’ performances.”

On Saturday, both the men’s (6-3) and women’s (9-1) teams fell to Skidmore College. The loss ended the women’s 10-match win streak, which dated back to the spring of 2002.

Gavornik won another No. 3 singles match and Klepacki also took another second singles victory.

“We had a couple good, tough matches that we weren’t able to pull out,” said Dicheck. “We were highly competitive and prepared, but it just wasn’t our day.”

“I’m happy with the team’s performance up to this point and, despite the disappointment of Saturday, I’m very optimistic in regards to the rest of the season,” Dicheck said.

Upcoming Match

The tennis teams hosts their next match April 4, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. against Salisbury University.