Men’s tennis lose second meet


Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

After scraping a narrow win versus the Yeshiva University Maccabees to kick off the season, the Baruch College Bearcats men’s tennis team could not get it done versus the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights, suffering an 8-1 defeat at the USTA National Tennis Center in Queens on March 15.

The Gothic Knights started the afternoon by sweeping all three doubles matches.

The No. 1 Doubles Match saw the Bearcats’ Christopher Tham and Abhinav Srivastava fall to the Gothic Knights’ Nico Teynie and Theo Bourghelle, 8-5.

The No. 2 Doubles Match was a bit closer, but the Bearcats’ Jim Bauer and Nicholas Santiago suffered a close defeat, 8-7, after a 7-5 loss in the tie-breaking set.

As for the No. 3 Doubles Match, it was not much of a contest. The Gothic Knights’ Ryan Weiss and Olaf de Lange won 8-2 versus the Bearcats’ Philip Dwan and Piers Seidman.

Unfortunately for the Bearcats, the dominant showing by the Gothic Knights continued into the singles matchups as well, with the Gothic Knights winning 5-1.

Santiago led the way in Baruch’s only singles win, winning 2-1. Santiago took the first set 6-1 but lost the second set 6-7 following a 7-5 tiebreaker. Ultimately, Santiago won the third set, the tie-break, 12-10.

The No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches were not close, with Hudson Kaylie losing 6-0 and 6-1 in two sets to Jordi Julia in the former and Liam Cooper losing to de Lange 6-0 and 6-0 in the latter.

The No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches were slightly closer, but ultimately saw Tham lose to Nico Teynie 6-2 and 7-5 in two sets in the former, and Srivastava lose to Bourghelle 6-3 and 6-1 in two sets in the latter.

The No. 3 singles match was more competitive, but ultimately saw Bauer lose to Alejandro Ley 2-1 after three sets. Bauer won the first set 7-6 following a 7-0 tie-breaker but lost the second set 6-1 and the tie-break 10-5.

The Bearcats fell to 1-1 on the season following the loss.

The defending CUNY Athletic Conference champions look to move on with the games on March 22, March 24 and March 27 at Purchase College, York College and Manhattanville College, respectively.