Delaware Men’s Tennis Cruises Past Villanova 7-0 in Spring Opener
February 19, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ELKTON, Md. –– The University of Delaware men’s tennis team picked up right where it left off in the fall, cruising to a 7-0 victory over Villanova University Saturday evening at the Elkon Indoor Tennis Courts.
The sophomore pair of Robbie Kay and Ryan Kent picked up another doubles win and improved to 15-1 as a tandem, just three wins shy of tying the school record for doubles wins in a season. Jeff Dumansky and Jeff Olmstead hold the mark of 18-3 set during the 1973-74 season.
The pair also sealed the doubles point for the Blue Hens, who improved to 2-0 this season. In the first doubles flight, Courtney Scott and Chris Hincker battled tough but fell to Thomas O’Brien and Trenton Alenik 9-8 (7-4). In the second flight, Troy Beneck and Andre Vorobyov picked up an 8-4 win over David Shaheen and John Drosick.
“We fought through some adversity in doubles,” said Delaware head coach Laura Travis. “The doubles point came down to the third court (Kent/Kay). We had lost the momentum but held true to basic principles and managed to pull out the win and the point.”
In the singles action, Scott picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win in the first flight over Shaheen while the No. 2 spot saw Beneck cruise to a 6-2, 6-1 over O’Brien.
Vorobyov picked up a nail-biting win at the third flight, needing extra frames to do so. He picked up an easy 6-1 win in the first set but his opponent, Alenik, won the second set 7-6 (7-2). In the end, Vorobyov won the point for Delaware, 10-3 in the tiebreaker.
Flight four featured Hincker moving a little closer to the top of the books as well, improving his career record to 65-25 with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Ryan Peyton. Hincker is now just five wins short of the all-time mark of 70-38 set by Austin Longacre last season.
Jeff Marshall picked up a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the fifth flight over Matt Colonnese for the Hens while Kent nearly swept Liam Bohonnon, winning 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 6 spot.
Delaware resumes action on Feb. 26 when the Blue Hens head to the University of Pennsylvania.
Delaware def. Villanova 7-0
1) Courtney Scott (UD) def. David Shaheen (VU) 7-5, 6-4
2) Troy Beneck (UD) def. Thomas O’Brien (VU) 6-2, 6-1
3) Andre Vorobyov (UD) def. Trenton Alenik (VU) 6-1, 6-7(2-7) 10-3
4) Chris Hincker (UD) def. Ryan Peyton (VU) 6-3, 6-2
5) Jeff Marshall (UD) def. Matt Colonnese (VU) 6-4, 6-3
6) Ryan Kent (UD) def. Liam Bohonnon (VU) 6-0, 6-1
1) O’Brien/Alenik (VU) def. Scott/Hincker (UD) 9-8 (7-4)
2) Beneck/Vorobyov (UD) def. Shaheen/John Drosick (VU) 8-4
3) Kent/Robbie Kay (UD) def. Colonnese/ Bohonnon (VU) 9-8 (7-2)