By: Charlotte Brackett
HANOVER, N.H. â€“ Dartmouth men’s tennis seniors Charlie Broom and David Horneffer saw their ITA All-America journeys come to an end on Thursday with a pair of losses.
Playing his second-round singles match, Broom put up a fight against Tennessee’s Adam Walton, but fell by scores of 6-1, 6-4.
“Charlie prepared well for today’s match but could not find a sustained level of play against a very tough opponent,” assistant coach Jeff Wilson said. “Charlie will glean a lot of useful information from his singles match and use it as a catalyst for growth when he returns to Hanover to begin preparing for the upcoming regionals at Penn.”
Broom and Horneffer played a good match against Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak of Duke, ultimately falling, 7-5, 4-6, 8-10.
“This match was a true battle between two good teams from historic programs,” Wilson said. “The quality of play was high and the outcome was determined by a razor thin margin of execution. Charlie and Dave embodied what Dartmouth tennis is all about as they prepared well, competed hard and overcame adversity. Unfortunately, they did not get the result they wanted, but they improved and will apply their experiences going into next week’s matches.”
Next week, the Big Green will head to Philadelphia for the ITA Northeast Regionals.
No. 1 Walton (Tennessee) def. Broom (Dartmouth), 6-1, 6-4
Sculley/Stachowiak (Duke) def. Broom/Horneffer (Dartmouth), 5-7, 6-4, 10-8