RPI‘s Mens team sits at 6-6 for the year. The Spring Liberty League season started with a 9-0 loss to Vassar College. Vassar is ranked 29th in Division 3 so it was not a bad loss. #2 Brandon Mazzara was the only player to win a set. The loss puts RPI at 1-1 in league play, having previously beaten Union College 8-1. Their first match up of the Spring season was against he Mules of Colby College. Colby is in Waterville, Maine. The Mules are currently 6-2 on the year. Both Colby and RPI traveled to Orlando, Florida for the Spring Break. RPI played 5 matches in 5 days. The Spring Break trips are always a highlight of the college tennis season. The resorts line up numerous college tennis teams at the same location. It started with a 5-4 win over the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse Eagles. RPI took two of the tree doubles and split the singles. Brandon Mazzara, Will Dickie and Andre Vorbrodt won for the Engineers. That was followed by a 9-0 win over the Goucher College (Baltimore, Md.) Gophers. Goucher is winless for the season. Contrast that to the 12-1 record that Wesleyan University has. The Wesleyan Cardinals (Middletown, Ct) beat RPI 7-2. RPI’s only wins were recorded by Will Dickie who teamed with Andre Vorbradt to win the third doubles 8-6 and took the third singles match 4-6, 6-1, 10-4. Wesleyan’s 12 wins is just one shy of the school record with 1/2 the season remaining. A record that is sure to be broken this year. The next day RPI played Steven’s Institute of Technology (from Hoboken, NJ). Steven’s – the Ducks – came away with a 6-3 victory. Jarrett Reigier – #1 singles – was the lone win for RPI in singles. RPI took 2 out of the 3 doubles matches. Reigler and Mazzara are 10-5 in doubles. RPI finished of the week with a 9-0 loss to the Hamilton College Continentals. RPI returns to action on the 31st with a home match against the Mount Saint Mary’s Knights. The match will mark the return of Nate Ahlberg (Catskill HS) to the area. It will also be a reunion for RPI Head Men’s Tennis Coach Jonathan Satkowski and his brother Justin who is the Men’s Head Tennis Coach at Mount Saint Mary’s.