February 18, 2003

M. Tennis Earns Wins

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This past weekend, the men’s tennis team added two wins against Army and Rutgers to improve their spring record to 7-1. On Saturday, the Red handed Army its fifth straight loss with a 5-2 win. Cornell wrapped up the weekend with a 4-3 win over Rutgers on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Red took two of the three doubles matches against Army. Teammates Brett McKeon and Mike Schlappig defeated their opponents with an 8-4 win while Zach Gallin and Scott Spencer served up a 8-5 victory against the Albornoz brothers.

“I was very pleased with the matches this weekend,” head coach Barry Schoonmaker said.

After teaming up with Scott Spencer to win their second doubles match of the weekend 8-4 over Rutgers, No. 1 seed Zach Gallin’s was forced to bow out of singles play. Gallin had already injured his bicep in late January.

Julian Cheng stepped in for Gallin, but was unsuccessful in his 6-2, 3-6, 3-6 loss to Greg Schweitzer of the Scarlet Knights. The Red’s Brett McKeon, Mike Schlappig and Mike Spencer each beat their singles opponents in straight sets.

The Red’s game plan going into this weekend was simply to “not let up,” Schoonmaker said. “We had a good run. We have to keep focused these next couple of weeks.”

Archived article by Adrienne Dunbar