Union Men’s tennis finishes 5th at Liberty League Tournament including a victory over RPI


Dan Nault

CANTON, NY – The Union men’s tennis team earned fifth place in the Liberty League Tournament, held at the Sammis Tennis Courts of St. Lawrence University. The Dutchmen fell to the host Saints in a first round dual match, 6-3. In an outbracket fifth place match against RPI, the Dutchmen earned a 6-3 win to close out the season with a 4-8 record. Both Alex Katz and Michael Kanner earned two singles match victories against both St. Lawrence and RPI. The doubles team of Katz and Matt Goodnow also had a perfect day, with two match victories. RPI also lost to Hobart.

St. Lawrence 6, Union 3
Liberty League Tournament – First Round
Canton, NY (Sammis Tennis Courts)
April 30, 2011

Doubles:
1. Michael Hayden/Tony Wilkey (SLU) def. Shaun Champaneria/Dan Nault (Union) 8-6
2. Will Cook/Ren Gates (SLU) def. Mike Kanner/Saul Kurtz (Union) 8-2
3. Matt Goodnow/Alex Katz (Union) def. Chris Rogers/Tom Timpone (SLU) 8-6
Singles:
1. Tony Wilkey (SLU) def. Dan Nault (Union) 6-2, 6-2
2. Michael Hayden (SLU) def. Saul Kurtz (Union) 6-2, 6-2
3. Ren Gates (SLU) def. Shaun Champaneria (Union) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
4. Will Cook (SLU) def. Matt Goodnow (Union) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Mike Kanner (Union) def. Tom Timpone (SLU) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4
6. Alex Katz (Union) def. Chris Rogers (SLU) 6-1, 6-0

Union 6, RPI 3
Liberty League Tournament – Fifth Place Match
Canton, NY (Sammis Tennis Courts)
April 30, 2011

Doubles:
1, Reiger/Russo RPI Def. Nautt/Champaneria Union 8-4
2. Kanner/Kurtz Union def. Vorbrodt/Borton RPI 8-3
3. Katz/Goodnow Union def. Kim/Creer RPI 8-6

Singles
1. Reiger RPI def. Nault 7-5, 7-6 (2)
2. Vorbrodt RPI def. Kurtz Union 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
3. Champaneria Union def. Borton RPI 6-3, 6-1
4. Goodnow Union def. Kim RPI 6-0, 6-3
5. Kanner Union def. Gererale RPI 6-0, 6-4
6. Katz Union def. Snyder 6-2, 6-3

Hobart 5, Rensselaer 4
Liberty League Tournament – First Round
Canton, NY (Newell Field House)
April 30, 2011
Doubles:
1. Jarrett Regier/Pat Russo (RPI) def. Bruce Grant/Alex James (HOB) 8-5
2. Matt Chin/Matt Hursh (HOB) def. Kyle Borton/Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) 8-5
3. Kevin Bates/Sam DeLuccia (HOB) def. Evan Creer/James Kim (RPI) 8-4
Singles:
1. Jarrett Regier (RPI) def. Bruce Grant (HOB) 0-6, 3-3 ret.
2. Matt Hursh (HOB) def. Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) 6-0, 6-1
3. Sam DeLuccia (HOB) def. Kyle Borton (RPI) 6-2, 6-2
4. James Kim (RPI) def. Alex James (HOB) 0-6, 1-5 ret.
5. Adam Generale (RPI) def. Kevin Bates (HOB) 1-6, 0-4 ret.
6. Walter Green (HOB) def. Andrew Snyder (RPI) 6-0, 6-1
Hobart: 10-9
Rensselaer: 7-8

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