Reiner '22 and Zimmerman '21 win flights at Dutchman Invite

Max Zimmerman '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Max Zimmerman '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College men's tennis team reached the finals in five events at Union College's 2018 Dutchman Invitational on Sept. 15 and 16. The Continentals went up against St. Lawrence University, SUNY Oneonta and Union.

Max Zimmerman '21 was the of "A" flight singles champion and Joe Reiner '22 won "C" flight. Tim Derby '21 and Lucas Suhl '22 also reached the finals in their respective flights.

Zimmerman defeated Nico Haet of St. Lawrence 6-1, 6-1 in the first round. He then defeated back-to-back Union opponents to take the "A" crown. Zimmerman won the "B" singles flight last year to give him a perfect 6-0 career singles record at the Dutchman Invite.  

Reiner got to the "C" final by first taking down Arman Tavana from St. Lawrence 7-5, 6-2. He dominated Union's David Bond 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinal and finished with a 6-4, 6-2 win against St. Lawrence's Spencer Whitmire.

Derby grabbed a 6-2, 6-1 semifinal win against Jordan Mamelak before falling to Eric Tecce 7-5, 7-5 in the final, both from St. Lawrence. Suhl outlasted Oneonta's Kiran Narsipur in an exciting first round match 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 1-0 (10-7). He then moved past Freddy Purpora from St. Lawrence into the final. Dutchman, Cameron Klepper defeated Suhl 6-2, 6-0 in the final.

Hamilton won seven of 12 matches in doubles play to finish second and third in "A" flight while finishing third and fourth in "B" flight.

The Continentals have some down time before they compete at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships on Sept. 28-30, hosted by Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.