Wallach Invitational @ Bates College

Skidmore College Men’s Tennis team participated in the Wallach Invitational.  Chris Frost also played this event.

In the “A” Flight Skidmore’s Luke Granger won his first round match against Chris Schlabach of Middlebury 6-1, 6-2.  Oliver Loutsenko of Skidmore advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Dan Carpenter of Trinity.  Chris Lord of Bowdoin beat Granger in the second round 6-0, 5-7, 10-2.  Loutsenko – who was the third seed – beat Alex Kim of Amherst in the second round, 6-4, 1-6, 10-6.  He made it to the finals with a 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 win over Timmy Berg of Bates – the second seed.  He had a real good match in the finals with Matt Bettles of Bates – the #1 seed.  Bettles won the finals 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8.

In the “B” Flight, Jimmy Sherpa of Skidmore – the top seed – had a first round bye.  He followed that with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Bowdoin’s Peter Davis.  In the semi finals, Sherpa was upset by Ilya Levin of Trinity 6-1, 6-0.  Unseeded Alex Hoblitzell of Skidmore also made it to the semi finals.  He started off with a razor thin victory over Pierre Planche of Bates, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.  Next up was a win over Josh Jordan of Brandeis.  In that match Hoblizell squeezed out a 3-6, 6-2, 15-13 victory.  He lost in the semi’s to Bowdoin’s Kyle Wolstencroft by a score of 7-6(5), 6-1.

Skidmore’s Miles Ransom was the top seed in the “C” flight and he lived up to his seeding.  His first round bye was followed by a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ben Fine of Brandeis.  That was followed by a 6-2, 6-4 win over Eric Chein of Bowdoin.  Chein started off with a 1st round win over Niskayuna‘s Chris Frost.  Chris, who now plays for Middlebury, lost 6-4, 6-4 to Chein.  Ransom won the finals with a Walkover victory over Trinity’s Kayong Lee due to an injury.  Alex Fromson of Skidmore was the #2 seed.  He started out with a tough 7-6 (5), 4-6, 10-8 win over Middlebury’s Niko Riefkohl.  In the second round he beat Adam Brown of Brandeis.  He also had to go to a match tiebreaker to win over Brown.  The score was 6-3, 3-6, 11-9.  He lost to Lee of Trinity 6-1, 6-1 in the semi finals.

In the “D” Flight Skidmore’s Danny Knight was a 6-4, 6-2 victor over Amherst’s Brenton Arnaboldi while teammate Max Bevan lost to Ben Bogard of Bates 6-1, 6-2.  Knight lost a close match to top seeded Danny Myers of Trinity 7-5, 7-6 (2).  Gabe Steerman of Skidmore also played in the “D” Flight and lost to Henry Lee of Bates 6-1, 5-7, 10-3.

In the “A” Flight doubles Luke Granger and Miles Ransom lost to Sam King and Alex Wostencroft of Bowdoin 8-2.  Chris Frost and teammate James Burke (Middlebury) lost to Alex Kim and Justin Hendrix of Amherst 8-4.  Alex Hoblitzell and Jimmy Sherpa of Skidmore – the #2 seed made it to the finals before losing to top seeded Matt Bettles and Timmy Berg of Bates by a score of 9-8.  The tiebreaker score was 13-11.  A tough match to lose.  Hoblizell and Sherpa got a first round bye.  Then took out Chris Schlabach and Niko Riefkohl of Middlebury 8-2.  In the semi’s they beat Julian Comacho and Sean Rodriguez of Amherst 8-2.

The “B” Flight doubles had 2 Skidmore teams.  Oliver Loutsenko and Alex Fromson were the top seeds – Gabe Steerman and Danny Knight were unseeded.  Loutsenko and Fromson had a bye and  a 8-4 win over Trinity’s Kayong Lee and George Wheatley before their 9-8 (1) loss to Bowdoin’s Peter Davis and Alex Chein.  Steerman and Knight lost to Daniel Keolosy and Sam Sperling of Amherst by a score of 9-7.

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10/10/2011 2:25:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Liberty League announced on Monday that men’s tennis freshman Miles Ransom was named Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.Ransom (Delray Beach, Fla.) defeated players from Brandeis, Bowdoin and Trinity to win the C Singles flight at the Wallach Invitational, hosted by Bates.

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