Men’s Tennis Taken Down by Tartans, 5-4

Men’s Tennis | 3/6/2022 7:19:00 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s tennis team jumped out to a 1-0 lead by capturing the first doubles match, but Carnegie Mellon University won the next two matches and did not trail again in defeating the Engineers 5-4 in a non league match. The Tartans even their overall record at 4-4 while RPI is now 2-2.

Rensselaer’s duo of Max Safanov and Igor Visnevskij had an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, but Carnegie Mellon won the first and third pairings.

freshman Aiden Drover Mattinen tied things up for the Engineers with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 and the teams split the next two matches, including a 6-3, 6-3 win by Visnevskij at No. 4 to make it 3-3. The Tartans were victorious in the next two matches to close things out. Rensselaer’s Emilio Van Cotthem won the final match 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 3-1 at No. 2.

RPI is back on the court on Wednesday morning against Case Western Reserve University (8am), while Carnegie Mellon plays Kenyon College on Tuesday at 3pm.

Carnegie Mellon University
Rensselaer vs Carnegie Mellon University (Mar 06, 2022)

Carnegie Mellon University 5, Rensselaer 4
Mar 06, 2022 at Orlando, Fla.

Singles competition
1. A. Drover-Mattinen (RPIMT) def. Brandon Aprill (CMUM) 6-0, 6-2
2. Emilio Van Cotthem (RPIMT) def. Nadim Motaghedi (CMUM) 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 3-1, retired
3. Raahil Doshi (CMUM) def. Abraham Yohannes (RPIMT) 7-5, 6-3
4. Igor Visnevskij (RPIMT) def. Nicholas Wernink (CMUM) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sam Gibson (CMUM) def. Peter Lohrbach (RPIMT) 6-2, 6-2
6. William Wang (CMUM) def. Bryce Burnham (RPIMT) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Raahil Doshi/Matthew Poh (CMUM) def. A. Drover-Mattinen/Peter Lohrbach (RPIMT) 8-6
2. Max Stafanov/Igor Visnevskij (RPIMT) def. Jaden D’Abreo/Michael Fourchy (CMUM) 8-6
3. Jonathan Nottingham/Sam Gibson (CMUM) def. Abraham YohannesEddie Wue (RPIMT) 8-6
Match Notes
Rensselaer 2-2
Carnegie Mellon University 4-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,5,4,3,6.2)

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