Reiner ’22 wins title to open men's tennis season at St. Lawrence

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

The Hamilton College men's tennis team reached the finals in two events at the 2018 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic on September 8 and 9.

Rookie, Joe Reiner '22 was singles champion in "C" flight. He first defeated Nick Lim of RIT 8-2 and grabbed a 9-7 win over St. Lawrence's Spencer Whitmire in the quarterfinals on Saturday. On Sunday, Reiner posted scores of 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals against Thomas Shung of Hobart and dominated the final 6-0, 6-2 against Ithaca's Joe Tuerk.

Max Zimmerman '21 and Danny Tsyvin '22 defeated twin brothers, Austin and Max Egna of Union 8-4 in the first round of the "A" doubles flight. The Hamilton pair took down their Hobart opponents 8-6 in the quarterfinals and posted an 8-4 win over an Ithaca pairing in the semifinals before Rochester's Masaru Fujimaki and Isaiah Volk won the final 8-1 for the title.

Reiner teamed up with Eamon Gibbons '21 in "B" doubles flight. They posted an 8-5 win against an Ithaca duo in the first round before falling 9-8 (7-4) in the quarterfinals to Union's Justin Gold and Cameron Klepper.

Rob Dotterer '21 fell 8-5 in the first round of "A" singles flight but quickly rebounded to win all three matches in the back draw. He first posted a score of 8-2 against Brennan Bull from RIT, outlasted Union's Austin Egna 9-8 (7-5) in the semifinals and closed with an exciting 9-7 victory over the hosts' Nico Haet in the final. Henry Schwob '22 also posted two wins in the back draw of the "D" singles flight by scores of 8-5 in the semifinals and 8-3 in the final.

Hamilton travels to Union College for the Dutchman Invitational on September 15 and 16.