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Knights double down for wins over Carroll and Juniata

March 19, 2018 at 8:19 pm
Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi
Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi
Photo: Hugh O'Connor '20

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Led by a 6-0 overall performance from its doubles pairings, the Carleton College men’s tennis team opened its Spring Break trip with a 9-0 victory over Carroll University and an 8-1 decision versus Juniata College.

Playing its first outdoor matches of 2018, the Knights had little trouble adjusting to the conditions, even though the day’s schedule was delayed slightly by morning rain showers.

Kevin Hurley (Sr./Novi, Mich/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit) and Xander Zuczek (Fy./Westerly, R.I./St. Bernard) prevailed at second doubles in both matches, while Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (So./Germantown, N.Y./Red Hook) also figured in doubles victories in both matches.

“I was impressed with our stellar doubles play today,” said Carleton head coach Stephan Zweifel. “Our results in doubles were almost as predictable as a Russian presidential election.”

Of course, the Knights were on point in singles as well, going a combined 11-1 on the day. Andrew Qi (Jr./Auckland, New Zealand/Saint Kentigern), Aaron Goodman (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Park), and Sahil Chhugani (So./Rochester, Minn./Century) notched solo victories in each match.

With the two wins, Carleton improved to 10-1 on the season and will gear up for two more matches on Tuesday, March 20. The first of those contests is slated to start at 9 a.m. EDT against and is to be followed by a 4 p.m. EDT meeting with Goucher College.

Carleton College 9, Carroll University 0

Singles competition
1. Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Jaeger, Peter (CARROLL) 6-1, 6-4
2. Kevin Mei (CAR) def. Roecker, Chayce (CARROLL) 6-0, 6-2
3. Andrew Qi (CAR) def. Harrison, Joseph (CARROLL) 6-1, 6-2
4. Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Michael, Matt (CARROLL) 6-3, 6-1
5. Sahil Chhugani (CAR) def. Lamers, Quentin (CARROLL) 6-0, 6-0
6. Johnny Reichman (CAR) def. Trefilek, Brian (CARROLL) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Jordon O'Kelly/Leo Vithoontien (CAR) def. Jaeger, Peter/Michael, Matt (CARROLL) 8-2
2. Kevin Hurley/Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Roecker, Chayce/Harrison, Joseph (CARROLL) 8-6
3. Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi/Christof Zweifel (CAR) def. Lamers, Quentin/Foster, Ian (CARROLL) 8-1

Carleton College 8, Juniata College 1

Singles competition
1. Andrew Qi (CAR) def. Roy Liberman (JUN) 6-0, 2-0, retired
2. Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Matyas Kohout (JUN) 6-2, 6-0
3. Sahil Chhugani (CAR) def. D. McAuliffe-Uchida (JUN) 3-6, 6-2, 10-5
4. Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Owen Grafe (JUN) 6-0, 6-3
5. Kevin Hurley (CAR) def. Dan Ansel (JUN) 6-3, 6-0
6. Jason Gerber (JUN) def. Christof Zweifel (CAR) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5

Doubles competition
1. Kevin Mei/Aaron Goodman (CAR) def. Roy Liberman/Matyas Kohout (JUN) 8-4
2. Kevin Hurley/Xander Zuczek (CAR) def. Owen Grafe/Jason Gerber (JUN) 8-3
3. Johnny Reichman/Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi (CAR) def. Dan Ansel/D. McAuliffe-Uchida (JUN) 8-2