Men’s tennis splits week against Farmingdale and Hunter


Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats men’s tennis team wrapped up week 2 with a close loss to the Farmingdale State College Rams, 45, but a resounding victory over the Hunter College Hawks, 81.

The Bearcats visited the Rams on April 1, and suffered a 4-5 loss.

The Bearcats lost the doubles matchup 2-1. Abhinav Srivastava and Jim Bauer led the Bearcats to an 8-4 win in the No. 1 Doubles match.

However, Baruch’s Liam Cooper and Piers Seidman lost 8-0 in the No. 2 Doubles match, while Hudson Kaylie and Philip Dwan lost 8-6 in the No. 3 Doubles match.

The singles matches were played to only one set. The visiting team’s Bauer, Kaylie and Philip Dwan won the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 matchups, respectively. Bauer won 8-5, Kaylie swept his match 8-0 and Dwan won 8-5.

Srivastava lost in a heartbreaking match in the No. 1 Singles match by a margin of 8-7, with the Rams’ Mark Baker winning the tiebreak 7-5, edging the Rams to a win.

However, the Bearcats responded the next day with a resounding 8-1 victory over the Hawks at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

Baruch took the double matches 2-1.

Srivastava and Nicholas Santiago won the No. 1 Doubles match by an 8-2 margin. Bauer and George Arteaga led the Bearcats to another 8-2 win in the No. 2 Doubles match.

However, the Hawks got their only win of the afternoon in a close matchup in the No. 3 Doubles match, beating Dwan and Seidman 8-6.

The Bearcats dominated the rest of the meet, sweeping the Singles Matches. None went past two sets.

The No. 1 Singles Match saw Srivastava win 2-0, winning each set by a 6-3 margin in what was the closest game..

Bauer won the No. 2 Singles match 2-0 by a 6-0 and 6-2 margin in each of the sets, respectively.

Santiago won the No. 3 Singles match 2-0, sweeping both sets 6-0 in a dominant performance.

Arteaga won the No. 4 Singles match 2-0, winning each set by a 6-2 margin.

Kaylie won the No. 5 Singles match 2-0, sweeping the first set 6-0 and winning the second 6-1.  To cap off the day, Dwan won the No. 6 Singles match 2-0, winning each set by a 6-1 margin.

The Bearcats are now 3-3 on the season and 1-0 versus the CUNY Athletic Conference, tied for first place with the Brooklyn College Bulldogs.

The Bearcats look to carry their momentum from the Hawks game to their matches against the Bulldogs on April 7 and the Lehman College Lightning on April 8.