Men’s tennis snaps skid
The term elicited some laughter from his teammates, but it’s hard to argue: There’s nothing more cohesive than a 9-0 contest in which everybody wins.
“The team is a playing a lot better,” said Apostolos. “Everyone is playing up to their potential. We won some tight matches today.”
Nearly all of those tight matches came in doubles. Sophomore Jordan Rutt and junior Robbie Goldwein (left) won at No. 1 doubles, 8-6, and Apostolos and senior Yoni Farber won at No. 2 by the same score.
Third doubles was even closer, needing a tiebreak to decide it. Playing together for the first time, senior Matt Kral and sophomore Michael Robbins pulled out the win, 7-4, by taking the final three points.
“Robbins has been doing a great job filling in,” commented Apostolos. “He and Matt played really well. It’s tough going out there not having played together. It was impressive.”
There was far less drama on the singles side – all six Mules (4-7, 2-5) won in straight sets. Kral did not drop a game at No. 4, and Apostolos dropped just one at No. 5.
About the only drama that remained was the final match still playing, which Goldwein took, 6-3, 6-4, with his teammates standing along the fence to watch.
“Everyone’s playing hard and no one’s giving up,” said Apostolos. “Even when the match was clinched everyone was playing as hard as they can.”
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