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TULSA, Okla. – Dartmouth men’s tennis player Charlie Broom returned to the court on Friday in the first round of consolation singles at the ITA All-America Tournament. 

Taking on Nathan Ponwith of Georgia – who is ranked No. 32 in the ITA’s preseason rankings – the Big Green sophomore, ranked No. 100 himself, won the first set by a score of 6-2. The second set was a lot closer and went to Ponwith, sending the match to a third set. Broom kept it close, but fell, 6-3.

“This was a great experience for Charlie and good for Dartmouth to be represented on a national stage with the best college players in the country,” head coach Chris Drake said. “He got to go head-to-head against two of the best 35 players in college tennis, and he came within a few points of winning the match today. We can take away some very positive feedback from those matches while knowing there are things to work on in the coming months to prepare for the upcoming season. 

Next weekend, the Big Green will host the Dartmouth Invite.

No. 32 Ponwith (Georgia) def. Broom (Dartmouth), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3