PASADENA, CA -- It was a successful senior day for the Caltech men's tennis team as they posted a 5-4 win over Linfield on Sunday afternoon.
It is the Beavers first team win since the 2011 season; a span of 43 matches.
Linfield nearly swept the doubles matches but an 8-3 victory by Rushikesh Joshi and JD Co-Reyes at the No. 3 spot gave the home team some momentum heading into singles play.
Needing to win four singles matches the Caltech squad did exactly that. The Beavers won their four singles matches in straight sets. Joshi won 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot while Luka Mernik was right behind him with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 3 position.
Alex Henny produced a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 4 singles match. Co-Reyes fought hard to tally a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win at the No. 6 position to help seal the win.
Tennis Match Results
Linfield vs Caltech
4/28/2013 at Pasadena, CA
(Braun Tennis Courts)
Caltech 5, Linfield 4
1. Lyons, Zachery (LIN-M) def. Devashish Joshi (CALTECHM) 6-7, 6-2, 10-5
2. Rushikesh Joshi (CALTECHM) def. Roos, Micah (LIN-M) 6-3, 6-3
3. Luka Mernik (CALTECHM) def. Trousdale, Joel (LIN-M) 6-2, 6-0
4. Alex Henny (CALTECHM) def. Hawkins, Tim (LIN-M) 6-3, 6-0
5. Kleinman, Lukas (LIN-M) def. Amol Kamat (CALTECHM) 6-2, 6-1
6. JD Co-Reyes (CALTECHM) def. Mangan, Alex (LIN-M) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
1. Lyons, Zachery/Kleinman, Lukas (LIN-M) def. Devashish Joshi/Luka Mernik (CALTECHM) 8-6
2. Roos, Micah/Hawkins, Tim (LIN-M) def. Amol Kamat/Ishan Mehta (CALTECHM) 8-4
3. Rushikesh Joshi/JD Co-Reyes (CALTECHM) def. Mangan, Alex/Trousdale, Joel (LIN-M) 8-3