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Trinity Men's Tennis Outlasts Hamilton For First NESCAC Victory

Chris Caskin '19 won with Dylan Powell '22 at second doubles
Chris Caskin '19 won with Dylan Powell '22 at second doubles

Clinton, N.Y. - Sophomore Chris Bilicic (Chicago, Ill.) won in singles and doubles to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 5-4 victory over the Hamilton College Continentals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's tennis action this afternoon at Tietje Family Center.  Trinity improves to 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the NESCAC while dropping a six-match losing streak.  The Continentals fall to 10-3 overall and 1-3 in the conference. The Bantams host No. 5-ranked Wesleyan in a conference match on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., while Hamilton entertains Ithaca on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Bilicic and sophomore Granville Kaynor (New Orleans, La.) won a close match at third doubles, 8-7 (3), while senior co-captain Chris Caskin (Potomac, Md.) and first-year Dylan Powell (Warwick, Bermuda) posted an 8-4 victory at second doubles to give Trinity a 2-1 lead entering singles play.  Bantam rookie Charles Killborn (Winnetka, Ill.) won at No. 6 singles in straight sets, while Bilicic and rookie Ross DeRose (Buffalo, N.Y.) both came back from losses in the first set of their respective singles matches to take the second, 7-6, and the third, 6-3, to push Trinity to the win.

MATCH RESULTS
DOUBLES
1. H-  Rob Dotterer/Sam Farber d. Tanner Boyle/Ross DeRose, 8-5.
2. TC- Chris Caskin/Dylan Powell d. Danny Tsyvin/Max Zimmerman, 8-4.
3. TC- Chris Bilicic/Granville Kaynor d. Joe Reiner/Lars Scannell 8-7 (3).
Singles
1. H- Zimmerman d. Kaynor 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6).
2. TC- DeRose d. Farber 3-6, 7-6, 6-3.
3. TC- Bilicic d. Dotterer 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.
4. H- Tim Derby d. Powell 7-5, 6-1.
5. H- Reiner d. Caskin 6-3, 6-1.
6. TC- Charles Killborn d. Jafar Sharipov 7-5, 6-3.
Trinity (Conn.) 5, Hamilton 4