UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Not even an unusually cold March day could cool off the red hot University of Richmond men’s tennis team.
The Spiders dropped a tough Binghamton squad, 5-2, to pick up their ninth straight victory and improve their season-record to 10-2, extending the best start in school history even further.
“Our guys continue to do a great job of making their hard work pay off,” Head Coach Ben Johnson said. “Caleb did a good job stepping into the second slot in our lineup behind Jacob who did what he’s always done. John kept his strong play going and secured the tough win.”
For the ninth straight match, the Spiders jumped out to a lead thanks to strong doubles play.
Seniors Jacob Dunbar and Alexandre Felisa, ranked 49th in the country, extended their winning streak with a 6-1 win at the top spot, while Caleb Troy and Jonathan Quenard locked up the doubles point with a 6-1 win over their own at the #2 spot in the doubles lineup.
Dunbar kept things going for the Spiders with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the #1 singles spot, followed by Troy who picked up a 6-1, 6-3 win in the #2 singles spot.
Binghamton would get a point back, but redshirt freshman John Karlawish defeated BU’s Thomas Caputo, 6-1, 6-4 to secure the match win.
James Aronson won yet again in singles action, taking home a hard-fought 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 win to wrap up the scoring for the Spiders.
Richmond will head to Charleston, S.C. for its spring break trip, which includes showdowns with College of Charleston and two matches against The Citadel.
Richmond 5, Binghamton 2
1) Jacob Dunbar (UR) def. Ludovico Cestarollo (BU), 6-1, 6-1
2) Caleb Troy (UR) def. Tiago Lourenco (BU), 6-1, 6-3
3) Kushaan Nath (BU) def. Alexandre Felisa (UR), 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
4) Valentin Bouchet (BU) def. Canyon Teague (UR), 6-1, 6-3
5) John Karlawish (UR) def. Thomas Caputo (BU), 6-1, 6-4
6) James Aronson (UR) def. Sebastian Quiros (BU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
1) Dunbar/Felisa (UR) def. Caputo/Nath, 6-1
2) Troy/Quenard (UR) def. Lourenco/Shah, 6-1
3) Aronson/Karlawish (UR) vs. Cestarollo/Kote, 4-3 DNF