HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team rebounded from a very close loss to Memphis on Friday, defeating Boston College, 6-1, at the Boss Tennis Center on Sunday. The Big Green improved to 4-7 on the season, while the Eagles dipped to 3-5.
“We got off to a good start for the most part in doubles and singles,” head coach Chris Drake said, “and when you can apply that kind of pressure to a team, good things can happen.”
Dartmouth started the day off well by sweeping doubles. Senior Max Schmidt and freshman David Horneffer defeated Kent Mukai and Jeffrey Melvin at the No. 3 position, and senior George Wall and sophomore Roko Glasnovic followed that up with a 6-3 win at the top spot. Junior Max Fliegner and freshman Charlie Broom had a 7-6 victory at the No. 2 position to complete the sweep.
The Big Green had a 6-0 lead and had already clinched the win by the time the Eagles got their lone point of the afternoon at the No. 2 spot. Schmidt, Wall, Horneffer and Broom all got their second wins of the day, while junior Ciro Riccardi played his first match and defeated Aidan McNulty, 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 1 position.
That was Dartmouth’s final home match until Ivy League play begins on April 1. Next up, the Big Green will play Boston University in a neutral-site match on March 3.
1) Wall/Glasnovic (Dartmouth) def. Workman/McNulty (BC), 6-3
2) Fliegner/Broom (Dartmouth) def. Austin/S. Mullins (BC), 7-6
3) Schmidt/Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Mukai/Melvin (BC), 6-2
Order of finish: 3,1,2
1) Riccardi (Dartmouth) def. McNulty (BC), 6-4, 6-3
2) Austin (BC) def. Fliegner (Dartmouth), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3) Broom (Dartmouth) def. Workman (BC), 6-3, 6-4
4) Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. S. Mullins (BC), 6-3, 6-4
5) Wall (Dartmouth) def. Mukai (BC), 6-2, 5-7, (10-7)
6) Schmidt (Dartmouth) def. Chieffalo (BC), 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 6,3,1,4,5,2