NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team had a strong showing at the Northeast Regionals on Thursday, going a perfect 4-0 in singles play.
The Big Green saw a pair of student-athletes compete on day one as both Diego Pedraza and Erik Nordahl won a pair of matches.
Pedraza won in straight sets in both rounds of competition. The Bogota, Colombia, native topped David Neff of Brown to open the day and finished with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over USMA’s Cason Best.
Nordahl started the day with straight set triumph over Fairfield’s Dennis Zlobinsky. In his second match of the day, the sophomore from Minnesota won a three-set thriller versus USMA’s Grant Riechmann.
Both players advanced to the main draw of the regionals and will compete tomorrow, Oct. 18.
Diego Pedraza (Dartmouth) def. David Neff (Brown), 6-4, 6-3
Erik Nordahl (Dartmouth) def. Dennis Zlobinsky (Fairfield), 6-1, 6-4
Diego Pedraza (Dartmouth) def. Cason Best (USMA), 6-3, 6-0
Erik Nordahl (Dartmouth) def. Grant Riechmann (USMA), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6