Men's Tennis Rolls to Third Straight League Victory

Men's Tennis Rolls to Third Straight League Victory

By Wesley Evans

YORK, Pa.—The Southern Virginia University men's tennis team picked up its third consecutive victory Saturday afternoon, defeating York College 6-3 at Spartan Tennis Centre.

The Knights are now 5-1 in their last six matches.

In doubles competition, Southern Virginia took two of the three matches as freshmen Cooper Brown and Zac Bowers earned an 8-4 win, while brothers Adam and Brian Blocher teamed up to also take an 8-4 victory at the No. 3 spot.

Pradeep Ravisankar and Dallin Evans dropped a close match at the No. 1 doubles spot, losing 9-7.

In singles play, the Knights came away with four of the six matches. Ravisankar dropped a close No. 1 singles match 6-7 (11-13), 7-5, 6-2. Evans, Brown and Bowers all picked up victories in No. 2, 3 and 4 singles. A. Blocher fell to his opponent Zach Hanson in three sets, while B. Blocher earned the victory in straight sets.

Southern Virginia improves to 9-8 on the season while York falls to 4-8.

Men's tennis is off for two days before it hosts Frostburg State (4-7, 1-4 CAC) on Tuesday at The Fields. The first serve is scheduled at 4 pm.

Southern Virginia 6, York (Pa.) 3

Singles competition

1. Matt Rosenkrantz (YCP) def. Pradeep Ravisankar (SVU) 6-7 (11-13), 7-5, 6-2

2. Dallin Evans (SVU) def. Nathaniel Hoskins (YCP) retired

3. Cooper Brown (SVU) def. Daniel Erk (YCP) 6-3, 6-4

4. Zac Bowers (SVU) def. Jake Greenstein (YCP) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

5. Zach Hanson (YCP) def. Adam Blocher (SVU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

6. Brian Blocher (SVU) def. Rory Handlin (YCP) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Tyler Cheatham/Daniel Erk (YCP) def. Pradeep Ravisankar/Dallin Evans (SVU) 9-7

2. Zac Bowers/Cooper Brown (SVU) def. Zach Hanson/Rory Handlin (YCP) 8-4

3. Brian Blocher/Adam Blocher (SVU) def. Jake Greenstein/Nathaniel Hoskins (YCP) 8-4