University of Delaware Men’s Tennis Standout Troy Beneck Stars at ITA Summer Circuit Tournament
August 8, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Troy Beneck, who will be a junior for the University of Delaware men’s tennis team this fall, enjoyed an outstanding performance at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit Tournament at Cornell University late last month.
Beneck (at right), an honor student in exercise science from Wilmington, Del. (Wilmington Friends School), advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles during the tournament, which was held July 27-30.
Playing as the No. 2 seed in singles, Beneck earned a first round bye before defeating Jay Glickman 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. He then rallied from behind to knock off Yunus Hidayathullah 4-6, 6-1, 11-9 in the third round and followed with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over No. 7 seed Jake Sosonkin in the quarterfinals. Beneck’s run ended in the semifinals with a 6-7, 6-3, 10-7 loss to Daniel Hoang.
In double play, Beneck teamed with Adam Salam to also advance to the semifinals. After gaining a first round bye, the tandem defeated Luke Hoover and Zachary Jonas 8-5 in the second round. The duo defeated Alex Sacher and Austin Davidow 8-4 in the quarterfinals before falling to Zachary Morris and Eric Ambrosio 8-4 in the semifinals.
A two-year letterwinner, Beneck earned third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in both singles and doubles play during the 2011-12 season as he posted a singles record of 16-13 and a doubles mark of 16-7 with partner Andre Vorobyov. Beneck is now 31-20 at Delaware in singles play for his career.
Delaware, led by head coach Laura Travis, will report back to campus in late August and will begin the 2012 fall season Sept. 7-9 at the Navy Invitational.
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