March 23, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. -The Army men's tennis team swept Colgate, 7-0, in a Patriot League match at Lichtenburg Tennis Center Sunday afternoon in closing out conference play over the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark.
Army was taxed in two of the three doubles matches as the duo of Asika Isoh and Alex Van Velzer at No. 2 and the tandem of Peter Sienko and Henry Jang-Milsten at No. 3 defeated their opponents 8-5, respectively.
At No. 1 doubles, Harrison McCormick and Grant Riechmann combined their efforts in rolling past Luke Ginsburg and Bobby Berkowitz, 8-3.
Isoh, Riechmann, Van Velzer and McCormick went on to post wins in singles as Army swept all six in straight sets. After outlasting Luke Gunsburg 7-6 in the first set at No. 1 singles, Isoh was hardly taxed in a 6-2 win in the second set.
Riechman defeated Alan Pleat, 6-3, 6-1, at third singles, Van Velzer won his second set 6-3 at No. 5 after pulling out a 7-6 decision in the first set, while McCormick did not yield a point winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.
Rounding out the rest of Army's winners were Sam Lampman at No. 2 singles and Caison Best at No. 4 Both had to scramble with Lampman outlasting Berkowitz, 7-5 in the second and deciding set after taking the first set 6-3, while Best held off Archer McFall 7-6 in the first set followed by a 6-3 decision.
The Black Knights (11-4) close out a four-match home stretch hosting Sacred Heart in a non-conference match on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
Army 7, Colgate 0
1. Harrison McCormick/Grant Riechmann (A) def. Luke Gensburg/Bobby Berkowitz, 8-3
2. Asika Isoh/Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Archer McFall/Alan Pleat, 8-5
3. Peter Sienko/Henry Jang-Milsten (A) def. Nick Laub/Tom Haile, 8-5
1. Asika Isoh (A) def. Gensburg, 7-6, 6-2
2. Sam Lampman (A) def. Berkowitz, 6-3, 7-5
3. Grant Riechmann (A) def. Pleat, 6-3, 6-1
4. Caison Best (A) def. McFall, 7-6, 6-3
5. Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Laub, 7-6, 6-3
6. Harrison McCormick (A) def. Jake Hirschberg, 6-0, 6-0