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Men’s Tennis opens fall season at Kenyon Invite

Blake Burstein  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Blake Burstein | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

GAMBIER, Ohio – Denison men's tennis traveled to Gambier, Ohio over the weekend to open their 2018 fall season at the Kenyon College Invitational hosted at KC's Jasper Tennis Center. The Big Red were one of nine teams competing at the annual event, including Carnegie Mellon, Earlham, Case Western Reserve, Walsh, Ohio Wesleyan, Wooster, John Carroll, and tournament host, Kenyon.

While the tournament platform didn't take place on Sunday, the Big Red enjoyed success during the doubles competition on Saturday afternoon, including championship match appearances in three of the five flights.

In the top flight, the senior combo of Kevin Brown and Blake Burstein defeated Carnegie Mellon's Robert Levin and Yannick Bloem, 8-7, before taking down Matthew Chen and Chaitanya Aduru from Case Western in the semifinals, 8-7. Despite starting 2-0, Brown and Burstein fell in the 1st place match to CWR's Anthony Kanam and Jonathan Powell, 8-1.

In the second flight, Denison's tandem of Mitchell Thai and Tim Cianciola also advanced to the finals after defeating Sam Concannon and Zach Hennessey from Case Western Reserve (8-4) and Kenyon's Henry Barrett and Nicholas Paolucci (8-1). They eventually suffered an 8-7 loss in the championship match to Kenyon's Pascal Lee and Anatol Doroskevic. Brian Weisberg and Vlad Rotnov also competed in Flight B, advancing to the consolation championship before losing to Hennessy and Concannon, 8-5.

The fourth flight of doubles saw freshman Akshat Agarwal and sophomore Jacob Dennen defeat Wooster's Alon Liberman and Nebyou Minassie (8-3) and Earlham's Joaquin Lerner and Jason Lawson (8-1) on their way to the finals where they fell to Siddharth Rajupet and Earl Hsieh of CWR, 8-6.

Denison ended their doubles efforts in the fifth flight with Patrick McGuigan and John Purnode winning the consolation bracket after defeating Ben Schrock and Wyatt Brugge from Wooster, 8-2.

During the doubles competition on Sunday, the combo of McGuigan and Thai led DU with a 1-1 record, including an 8-2 victory over Jacob Zalenski and Henry Barrett of Kenyon.

The Big Red will hit the courts once again next Saturday through Sunday, September 15-16 at the Oberlin Invitational in Oberlin, Ohio.