The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team started their spring 2019 season successfully with three victories on Saturday, Feb. 9. The team defeated Wabash College, Earlham College and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology each with a score of 9-0.
The Spartans started the day by facing Wabash. CWRU swept all nine matches. For doubles, first-year teammates Aaron Umen and Chaitanya Aduru claimed third doubles, second-year student Matthew Chen and third-year Zach Hennessey defeated the Little Giants at second doubles and second-year Spartan Jonathan Powell and third-year teammate Anthony Kanam took first doubles.
For the singles contests, Chen, Kanam, Umen, second-year Spartan Earl Hseih, first-year Spartan Max Vicario and fourth-year teammate Rob Stroup all claimed victories.
CWRU then took on Earlham. Again, the team swept all three doubles matches and all six singles matches. The winning doubles teams consisted of Vicario and Hseih for third doubles, Umen and Aduru at second doubles and Kanam and Hennessey at first doubles. The singles victories were from Aduru, Hennessey, Hseih, Kanam, Umen and third-year teammate Henry Squire.
A group of the CWRU tennis team also traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana to compete against Rose-Hulman. Once again, the Spartans swept both doubles and singles. The doubles victories came from second-year teammates Josh Hsia and Aris Jhaveri at third doubles, first-year Spartan Varun Thachil and Stroup at second doubles and Powell and Chen at first doubles. For the singles contests, victories came from Chen, Hsia, Jhaveri, Powell, Stroup and Thatchil.
The Spartans will return to the courts on Friday, Feb. 15 to compete against Coe College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.