ROUNDUP: Two Eagles Meet In Final Of USTA College Invite
Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013 23:10
Two weeks ago the men’s tennis team took part in its first competition. Sophomore Kyle Childree and junior Matt Wagner took part in singles play of the D Flight. Eventually they ended up squaring off against each other in the championship of that flight.
Wagner defeated Michael Puntillo of Fordham in two sets during his qualifying round, and Childree, this time in the semifinals, upset No. 1 seed Brant Switzler in two sets. To reach the finals, Wagner beat Freddy Marcinkowski in three sets. When the two Eagles finally ended up in the finals, Childree prevailed in three sets, with the official score being 6-3; 4-6;7-6(5).
The sailing team took part in two different competitions last weekend. At the Salt Pond Invite Regatta in Rhode Island, the Eagles No. 1 team took first place with 148 points and the second team finished in fifth place overall with a score of 197 points. Then, in the A Division, the Eagles No. 2 team finished with 51 points to win first place and the team of Maxwell Simmons and Emily Schalka finished in second.
The sailing team also participated in another race that weekend, the Regis Bowl hosted by Boston University, in which they placed 10th. The Eagles scored 180 points, while Yale finished with 78 points to win the event. In the A Division, Allyson Donahue and Elizabeth Bernard finished with 64 points, tying with Bowdoin, while Hailey Ullmann and Isabelle Savaterra finised 13th with 116 points in the B Division.
Finally, the men’s cross country team finished in 43rd place this weekend at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Penn. Senior Anthony Belliti finished first for the Eagles with a time of 25:43. While the team did not perform very well, it should not be overlooked that two of the team’s top runners did not race due to heat exhaustion, and that other races later in the day were cancelled because of the intense heat.