Trinity Men's Tennis Doubled Up At Whittier

Trinity Men's Tennis Doubled Up At Whittier

Whittier, Calif - The visiting Trinity College Bantams suffered a 6-3 setback at the hands of the Whittier College Poets in men's tennis action this afternoon.  The Bantams fall to 0-2 with the loss in their West Coast opener over spring break, while the Poets improve to 3-7 with their second setback in a row.  Trinity hits the courts again on Wednesday in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) match against No. 3-ranked Bowdoin at 12:30 p.m. at Redlands University.  The Poets host Hobart tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Trinity got off to a positive start thanks to a pair of hard-fought doubles wins.  Junior Courtland Boyle (Pembroke, Bemuda) and first-year Ross DeRose (Buffalo, N.Y.) won, 8-6, at the top of the doubles ladder, and the sophomore tandem of Chris Bilicic (Chicago, Ill.) and Granville Kaynor (New Orleans, La.) won, 8-5, at the bottom for the Bantams.  Leading, 2-1, Trinity fell short in straight sets in four of six doubles matches, although rookie Dylan Powell (Warwick, Bermuda) came through with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at the No. 4 spot.  Bilicic battled back from a 7-5 loss in his opening set third singles to win, 6-4, in the second set, but Whittier's Matt Yanuck took the third set, 6-0.

MATCH RESULTS
Doubles
1. TC- Courtland Boyle/Ross DeRose d. M. Koszowski/T, Koszowski, 8-6
2. W- P. Van Der Veer/M. Yanuck d. Chris Caskin/Dylan Powell, 8-2
3. TC- Chris Bilicic/Granville Kaynor d. J. Eccies/C. Palacios, 8-5
Singles
1. W- Van Der Veer d. Kaynor, 6-0, 6-2
2. W- T. Koszowski d. DeRose, 6-2, 6-3
3. W- Yanuck d. Bilicic, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
4. TC- Powell d. T. Davies, 6-4, 6-4
5. W- Eccies d. Caskin, 6-4, 6-2
6. W- P. Okuhama d. Charles Killborn, 6-4, 6-4
Whittier 6, Trinity (Conn.) 3