Beneck Shines; Blue Hens Defeated by Swarthmore, 6-1
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The University of Delaware men’s tennis team dropped its second straight match after recording a 6-1 loss to Swarthmore Saturday at the Garnet’s Mullan Center.
Beneck followed with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Anthony Collard in top flight singles action for his fourth straight win.
With the loss, the Blue Hens fall to 2-2 on the season while Swarthmore moves to 1-0 in its season opener.
· Troy Beneck has won four straight singles matches.
· Alex Sweet snapped a three-match winning streak.
· Beneck is in third place all-time with 68 career singles victories. Chris Hincker (2007-11) is second with a career mark of 69-33.
· Adam Lawton is 56-22 all-time in doubles play, a mark that ties him for third all-time with current associate head coach Austin Longacre, who went 56-21 from 2006-10.
· Lawton and Beneck have won four straight doubles matches.
· Zack Niklaus and Sweet broke a three-match winning streak.
· Sunday, February 23 – Delaware at Lehigh – 2 p.m. – Bethlehem, Pa.
· Saturday, March 1 – Delaware at Navy – 11 a.m. – Annapolis, Md.
· Saturday, March 8 – Delaware at Hofstra* - 5 p.m. – Oceanside, N.Y.