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Men’s tennis beats Gators 5-4

Sam Kuhn
Senior Sports Writer

This past weekend, the men’s tennis team headed to the Pennbriar Tennis Club in Erie, Pa. to take on NCAC East foe Allegheny College. The Scots (8-10, 1-2 NCAC East) won their first North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) East Division match of the season by a score of 5-4. After snapping a two-game losing streak this past weekend, the Scots seek to continue their strong play into a few more NCAC matchups before the conference tournament begins on April 27.

Jorrit de Rouw ’21 shared his thoughts on the match and the team’s future goals. “Our team goals for the match were pretty simple: implement what we have been working on in practice in our singles and doubles matches, and to beat Allegheny,” he said. “For the remainder of the season, we just want to play our best tennis and try to get some upsets.” He also mentioned that the Scots seek to play confidently coming down the home stretch of the season.

In doubles play, Wooster took the lead on Allegheny 2-1. Titas Bera ’18 and Jesse DeWitt ’19 grabbed the win at No. 1 and then Nathan Devereux ’20 and Joaquin Abos Amo ’21 brought home a win of their own at No. 2.

As for singles, Titas Bera ’18, the ninth-ranked singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Region poll, won his match at No. 1 by a score of 6-2, 6-2 to give the Scots a 3-1 advantage. Notably, Bera has only lost two matches this spring season. However, the Gators came flying back with wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions to even the match at 3-3.

Abos Amo gave the Scots the lead with a win at No. 2 and de Rouw clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-0 win in his singles match.

“I’m looking forward to every single match from now on, as these will be the last matches I will play for The College of Wooster,” said de Rouw. “I’m going to try to enjoy every moment on the court. The best highlight for me was clinching the match. I enjoy and play my best tennis under a bit of pressure. I plan to keep the level I was playing at this weekend going into my next matches. Keeping my confidence high plays a big role [in staying at this level]”.

Look for the men’s tennis team this weekend when they return to action in a home match against Wabash College at 12 p.m. It is their last home match before travellng to Indianapolis for the NCAC Tournament.

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