January 21, 2014

TENNIS | Women Sweep Doubles, Men Defeated

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By OLIVIA WITTELS

This past weekend the men’s tennis team kicked off its first dual match of the spring season against Buffalo. The Red was one point short of victory against the Bulls, losing the match with a final score of 4-3. Before Sunday, Cornell had never lost to Buffalo in 25 all-time matches.

Cornell is ranked 53rd in the nation, but was unable to hold off the lower ranked team for the doubles point. Junior captain Sam Fleck and freshman Chris Vrabel, the 40th ranked doubles team in the nation, won their doubles match, 6-4, against Damien David and Akhil Meta. Junior pairs Jason Luu and Quoc-Daniel Nguyen and Kyle Berman and Alex Sidney lost their doubles matches at the No. 2 and 3 spots.

Brian Stern / Staff PhotographerStaying agressive | Senior Sam Fleck said the Red struggled because it was playing “not to lose” against Buffalo.

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