Eagles Finish Strong At ITA Atlantic South Regional Tournament
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater College men's tennis team finished play at the ITA Atlantic South regional with some solid performances on the final day of play at the University of Mary Washington.
Mike Cable reached the championship match at No. 5 singles. Cable outlasted his opponent in the quarterfinals 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 and then needed three sets in the semifinals to defeat Juniata's Elliot Perow. Cable lost the first set 6-3, but rallied to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-3. In the title match, Cable lost to Washington College's Jeremy Novick 6-1, 6-0.
At the No. 4 singles flight Thomas Rishcoff reached the semifinal round. After winning his opening match Saturday by a 6-0, 6-0 score, Rishcoff duplicated the feat in the quarters against Roanoke's Matt Kessler. In the semis, Rishcoff lost 6-3, 6-3 to Mary Washington's Marcell Rengifo.
Sam Churchill won three matches on Sunday to win the consolation bracket at No. 3 singles. Churchill won his quarterfinal match 8-4 before winning two tight matches to claim the title. In the consolation semis he won by a score of 9-8 and then defeated Elizabethtown's Mike Cannon 9-7 in the title round.
Drew Hubble won two matches Sunday to reach the title match in the flight 6 consolation bracket. Hubble defeated Elizabethtown's Ben Geiger 8-3 and then downed Muhlenberg's Derrick Eng 8-5 in the semifinals. In the final match, Juniata's Logan Moore slipped past Hubble 9-8.
In the consolation bracket in the championship flight, Brandon Larsen was ousted by Washington and Lee's Jordan Krasner 6-1, 6-2.
In the No. 1 singles consolation round, Bridgewater's Christian Lynn lost to Mary Washington's Andrew Curtis, 8-2.
In doubles play, two Bridgewater duos saw action Sunday in the championship flight consolation bracket.
Larsen and Kyle Hartfield won their first match Sunday 8-2, before being eliminated in the third round by a score of 8-3.
Churchill and Rishcoff advanced to the semifinals. The Eagles duo won in the third round 8-5 and then advanced through the quarters when their opponents withdrew. Churchill and Rishcoff then withdrew from their match in the semifinals.