Men’s Tennis Competes at King’s Invitational

Nicholas Meale posted the lone Susquehanna win in the match against Millikin
Nicholas Meale posted the lone Susquehanna win in the match against Millikin

QUICK STORY: The Susquehanna men's tennis team competed in the King's College Invitational Saturday afternoon.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: To complete the tournament in one day the singles flights were combined: one and two singles, three and four singles, five and six singles and seven and eight singles. There were three rounds in each single flight – round one, semi-final and final – and two rounds in each double flight (round one and final).

DOUBLES ACTION: Ben Ornstein and Ryan Seibert competed at the number one doubles position and defeated their opponents from Marywood 8-2 to advance to the final where they lost to King's 8-4.

Alexander Cocolas and Alexander Dove took on Marywood in the first round at number two doubles and won 8-1 to advance to face King's in the final and lost 9-8.

At number three doubles, Nick Meale and Ashton Collins defeated their first round opponents from Misericordia (8-1) and then won the final 8-1 against King's.

Austin Gow and Taylor Swim won 8-3 over King's at number four doubles.

SINGLES ACTION: Ornstein competed at number one singles and defeated his Marywood opponent 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the semi-final where he lost 7-6, 6-1 to King's. Dove lost in the first round to Misericordia 6-0, 6-4 at the number two singles position.

Cocolas competed in the number three singles spot and won the first round 6-0, 6-1 against Misericordia and lost in the semi-final to King's 6-1, 7-6. Seibert advanced to the final as he defeated opponents from King's (walkover) and Marywood (6-2, 6-0). In the final, Seibert lost to King's 6-4, 6-1.

Collins (number five) and Meale (number six) went head to head in the 5/6 singles final after dispatching their opponents in the first and semi-final rounds. Collins won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-1 over Misericordia and King's while Meale won 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-1 over Marywood and Misericordia. Meale defeated Collins in the final 6-0, 6-3.

The number 7/8 tournament saw another River Hawks final as number seven Swim defeated his Marywood (6-4, 0-6, 1-0) and King's (6-4, 2-6, 1-0) opponents to face number eight Gow – first round bye, defeated King's 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 – who then won against Swim 6-4, 2-6, 1-0.

WHAT'S NEXT? Susquehanna remains on the road as they travel to Misericordia on Wednesday, September 21 for a 3:30 p.m. match.