Big Green Win All Five Singles Matches to Start Main Draw

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By: Charlotte Brackett

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team went 6-1 on the first day of the ITA Northeast Regional Championship at Penn on Friday, winning all of its singles matches.
 
In doubles action, juniors Peter Conklin and Dan Martin had an 8-1 win over their opponents from St. John’s. Freshmen Anders Gibbons and Alejandro Quiles kept it very close, but ultimately fell to a pair from Buffalo by a score of 8-7.
 
Junior John Speicher faced Sanil Jagtiani of Drexel, winning the match, 7-6(7), 6-1, while Gibbons had a three-set victory over his opponent from Marist, dropping the first set, 6-4, before coming back to win the remaining two, 6-3, 6-4.
 
Quiles had a 7-6, 6-1 defeat of Lehigh’s Harry Wang, while senior David Horneffer took down a player from Hofstra by scores of 6-4, 7-5 and sophomore Pierce Widdecombe had a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Hans Ohrner of Wagner.
 
The Big Green will be back for day two of regionals on Saturday.
 
Conklin/Martin (Dartmouth) def. Opacic/Vashistha (St. John’s), 8-1
Johnson/Koay (Buffalo) def. Gibbons/Quiles (Dartmouth), 8-7
 
Speicher (Dartmouth) def. Jagtiani (Drexel), 7-6(7), 6-1
Gibbons (Dartmouth) def. Schouten (Marist), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Quiles (Dartmouth) def. Wang (Lehigh), 7-6, 6-1
Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Jackson (Hofstra), 6-4, 7-5
Widdecombe (Dartmouth) def. Ohrer (Wagner), 6-3, 6-4

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