HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Sophomore Max Levy (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) battled back from an opening-set loss to score his first collegiate singles victory as the Gettysburg College men’s tennis team opened its spring slate with a 7-2 setback to Baldwin-Wallace University Sunday.
1. Jake Elbin/Trey Kernan (BW-M) def. Alec Shalk/Max Levy (GCM) 8-7 (8-6)
2. Grant Smith/Michael Benotti (BW-M) def. Zach LaChance/Matt Rau (GCM) 8-3
3. Bryce Weigartz/Clark Lovejoy (GCM) def. Mateo Gonzalez/Jonathan Brunnet (BW-M) 8-6
1. Jake Elbin (BW-M) def. Zach LaChance (GCM) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Grant Smith (BW-M) def. Alec Shalk (GCM) 6-2, 6-3
3. Max Levy (GCM) def. Trey Kernan (BW-M) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Michael Benotti (BW-M) def. Matt Rau (GCM) 6-2, 6-2
5. Anthony Tosatto (BW-M) def. Bryce Weigartz (GCM) 6-1, 7-5
6. Edwin Schartman (BW-M) def. Clark Lovejoy (GCM) 6-3, 6-1
Baldwin-Wallace scored wins at the top two doubles flights, but Jake Elbin and Trey Kernan had to battle to come out on top at the first flight as sophomore Alec Shalk (Milton, Del./Smyrna) and Levy took the Yellow Jacket duo to a tiebreaker. Shalk and Levy came up just shy of the victory with an 8-7 (8-6) setback.
The freshmen tandem of Bryce Weigartz (Hayes, Va./Rappahannock) and Clark Lovejoy (Morgantown, Pa./Twin Valley) scored Gettysburg’s first win and earned their first collegiate victories with an 8-6 decision over Mateo Gonzalez and Jonathan Brunnet at No. 3.
Levy turned in his first collegiate win at third singles, but he had to rebound from a slow start. The sophomore dropped a 6-1 decision to Kernan in the opening set, but he rallied for a 6-2 win in set two and raced to a 10-5 win in the super tiebreaker.
Sophomore Zach LaChance (Pittstown, N.J./Delaware Valley) attempted his own rally at the top flight against Elbin before succumbing 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
Where the Series Stands Now
Baldwin-Wallace improved to 3-0 all-time against Gettysburg.
The Bullets resume action against Webster University on Wednesday, March 11, at noon in Hilton Head.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.