By Steven Merritt
POUGHKEEPSIE – It was a clean sweep for the Vassar men’s tennis team for the third straight match, defeating the Bard Raptors for a 9-0 victory on Saturday morning. The Brewers move to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in league action while the Raptors fell to 0-3 and 0-2 in Liberty League contests
Doubles action saw the third flight duo of junior Benjamin Almquist and freshman Sigmund Winiecki earning an 8-0 win over Joas Erasmus and Augustin Johnson. Next, the second flight pair of sophomore Arnav Agostinho and freshman Pedro Cattaruzzi bested Kai O’Donnell and Sam Gerber 8-0 for the 2-0 advantage, before the Brewers completed the doubles sweep with an 8-0 win as freshmen Fernando Bauermeister and Nolan Kubiak defeated Noah Gulla and Augustin Johnson
Singles action saw Vassar complete the sweep as rookie Ethan Mantell earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Eramus at five. At one, Bauermeister tallied a 6-0, 6-0 win over Gulla followed by Kubiak winning at two as he posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over O’Donnell to seal the match victory with the fifth point.
Rookie Russell Oh earned the win at six, defeating Yashar Khan by a 6-0, 6-0 margin, while four was a 6-0, 6-0 victory for sophomore James Balon over Gerber. Agostinho went on to a 6-0, 6-0 win over O’Donnell at three, to close out the 9-0 match victory.