NORTHFIELD, Vt. (March 1, 2019) – The Western New England University men's tennis team opened its spring 2019 campaign with a 9-0 victory over Norwich University on Friday night in non-conference action at Shapiro Field House.
The Golden Bears got the match off to a strong start with wins in all three doubles matchups.
Juniors Luke Surawski (Wethersfield, Conn.) and Hippolyte Bonnet (Lille, France) teamed up for an 8-3 victory over Dylan Ackerman and Tim Santy at No. 2, while senior Michael Tran (West Haven, Conn.) and sophomore Max Gordon (Middleton, Mass.) cruised to an 8-2 result over Noah Stillman and Abbie Barker at No. 3.
In singles action, Kalmer led off with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Ackerman at No. 1. Bonnet defeated Gilmore 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2, and Surawski earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Beiter at No. 3.
Western New England took the final three singles positions, as Kohut topped Tim Santy 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4, Gordon rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Tim Birnbaum at No. 5, and junior Griffin Arnold (Meriden, Conn.) downed Abbie Barker, 6-1, 6-0.
Western New England (2-0) will be back in action in mid-March, when the Golden Bears travel to Florida for several matches. Norwich (0-2) hosts Castleton on Wednesday.