Men’s Tennis Defeats SLU for First Victory of 2021 – Union College Athletics

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Union College men’s tennis team picked up its first victory of the 2021 spring season with a hard-fought 6-3 win over St. Lawrence University in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon at the Union Tennis Courts.
Eight different Dutchmen had a hand in Saturday’s win, with two doubles victories and four singles wins providing the final margin for Union (1-1, 1-1 Liberty League).
After the Saints earned the first point of doubles play, senior Max Egna and junior Cameron Klepper squared the match with an 8-5 victory over Quinn Bermingham and Adam Heilbronner at second doubles. Senior David Bond and junior Nick Weitzman then gave Union some momentum heading into singles play with an 8-5 victory of their own at third doubles over Cole Hamilton and Benjamin Moolman.
The Dutchmen responded by winning three of the first four singles contests to clinch the match. Senior Austin Egna rebounded from a tough first set to take out Hamilton at fourth singles, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, before junior Ioannis Binopoulos put Union on the edge of victory by defeating Leo Romanetz, 6-4, 6-2, at the top flight.
After sophomore Aidan O’Brien lost a hard-fought three-setter (6-1, 1-6, 6-2) at second singles, sophomore Thomas McGuire earned the decisive fifth point with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 victory at fourth singles over Bermingham. Freshman Bailey McAtee punctuated the day with a well-earned sixth-singles win, outlasting Jordan Mamelak in a supertiebreaker, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, (10-6).
Union will continue Liberty League play next Saturday at Rochester Institute of Technology beginning at 1 p.m.

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