Men’s Tennis Goes 1-1 in Division III Matchups

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - March 29th, 2016


Travis Kimsey (left) and Carl Lindqvist (right) (Photo by Brad Elliott).

Travis Kimsey (left) and Carl Lindqvist (right) (Photo by Brad Elliott).

By Kaci Mexico
March 29, 2016

Ninth ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (6-5, 5-0 GSAC) took a break from conference play this past week and faced two Division III schools – Colby College (0-5) and Williams College (5-0). Last Tuesday the Warriors defeated Colby by a score of 7-2, and yesterday they fell to Williams by a score of 1-8.

Against Colby, the Warriors won four out of the six singles matches. Playing at number three, Christian Mathis defeated Shaw Speer 6-3, 6-2; at number four, Luke Whalen defeated Mark HoSang 6-0, 6-0; playing at number five, David Akin defeated Jeremy Mendoza in thre sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; and playing at number six, Jordan Strandness clinched a victory over Matt Martin, defeating him in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 10-6.

Colby College earned two points when Carl Reid defeated Carl Lindqvist in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 7-1, playing at number one; and Vlad Murad defeated Travis Kimsey in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, playing at number two.

The Warriors swept in doubles, winning all three matches played. Playing at number one, Lindqvist and Kimsey defeated Reid and Vlad 8-3; at number two, Whalen and Mathis overcame Speer and HoSang 8-5; and playing at number three, Akin and Strandness defeated Mendoza and Martin 8-2.

In yesterday’s match against Williams College, the Warriors fell by a score of 1-8.

Williams College swept in singles, winning all six matches. Playing at number one, Jose Raventos defeated Lindqvist 6-4, 6-2; at number two, Rohan Shastri defeated Kimsey in two close sets 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4); at number three, Brian Grodecki defeated Whalen 6-2, 6-0; at number four, Sachin Raghavan defeated Mathis 6-4, 6-4; at number five, Blake Mackall defeated Akin 7-5, 6-3; and at number six, Howard Weiss defeated Jordan Strandness 6-3, 6-2.

Williams College also dominated doubles play, winning two out of the three matches. Playing at number two, Raventos and Jordan Sadowsky defeated Mathis and Whalen 8-3; and playing at number three, Shastri and Brian Astrachan defeated Akin and Strandness 8-1.

Lindqvist and Kimsey earned the Warriors a point when they defeated Grodecki and Schidlovsky 8-4, playing at number one.

The Warriors will resume Golden State Athletic Conference play tomorrow when they will travel to La Mirada to face #20 Lewis and Clark State (6-5, 1-0 GSAC) at 12:00 p.m.