Fall Season Continues At Patriot League Kickoff 2013

Joey Hatala

Joey Hatala

Oct. 24, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Fall tournament season continues for Army men’s tennis this weekend as the Black Knights travel to the Patriot League Kickoff 2013, hosted by Lehigh, Saturday and Sunday. Army will get a glimpse at conference competition as the host Mountain Hawks are also expecting Colgate and Lafayette in attendance.

Army is expected to send 11 players to Bethlehem, Pa. Included in that group are seniors Henry Jang-Milsten and Josh Cook, junior Roman Cacha, sophomores Ron Verano, Joey Hatala, David Proctor, Sam Jang-Milsten, Austin McCasin and Daniel Shutov, and freshmen Kyle Barnes and Cameron Voigt.

With the exception of McCasin and Barnes, who competed in the doubles draw at the ITA Regional Championships last weekend at Yale, the rest of this group last played at the West Point Shootout Oct. 5-6 at Army’s Lichtenberg Tennis Center. McCasin, Sam Jang-Milsten, Cacha, Shutov, Proctor and Cook all earned singles wins at the event as the Black Knights took on opponents from Boston College, St. Bonaventure and Yale.

Army has yet to face an opponent from Lehigh this fall but has played a pair of doubles and singles matches opposite Lafayette and Colgate. Freshman Grant Riechmann knocked off Colgate’s Nick Laub in straight sets at the ITAs, while Hatala and Voigt defeated Lafayette’s Mitch Abramo and Brian Stefanowicz.  Shutov suffered a three-set loss to Stefanowicz before teaming with Cook for a loss to Lafayette’s Brandon Goldstein and Brian Pinkard.

During the 2013 dual season, the Black Knights swept Lafayette, 7-0, and also earned victories over the Raiders, 4-1, and Mountain Hawks, 5-2. Army also competed at Lehigh’s fall tournament last season, going 11-7 in singles matches and 6-4 in doubles contests.

Following this weekend, Army has one final event of the fall tournament season: the Harvard Halloween Invite, Nov. 1-3 , in Cambridge, Mass.

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