March 11, 2013

Wheaton Posts 8-1 Victory Over Gettysburg

Feit wins at No.1 singles 7-5, 6-2 

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Wheaton College men's tennis team claimed its first victory of the 2013 season with an 8-1 triumph over Gettysburg College in non-conference action on Monday afternoon. 

Juniors Dan Sharon (Santa Monica, Calif./Brentwood School) and Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) and freshman Jonah Feit (Los Angeles, Calif./Milken Community) were all double winners for the Lyons. 

Feit took home a win at No.1 singles against Bullets' senior Chris Curran (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) in straight-sets by a score of 7-5, 6-2. In No. 1 doubles action, Feit and freshman Will White (Nantucket, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) defeated Curran and freshman Dave Musser (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Twp.), 8-5. 

Musser took down Wheaton freshman David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany/Saddlebrook Prep) at No.2 singles 7-5, 2-6, 10-1. Sharon turned in a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No.3 singles over Gettysburg junior Mike Pratt (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) and teamed up with Terrace at No.2 doubles for an 8-4 triumph over Pratt and senior Johnny Nelson (Big Prairie, Ohio/West Holmes)

Lyons' junior Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) defeated Kyle Shope (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) 6-2, 5-7, 10-3. Senior Dennis Scarpa (Cheshire, Conn./Xavier) won 7-6, 7-6 at No. 5 singles over Nelson and Terrace topped sophomore Will Ives (Thetford Center, Vt./Hanover) in straight-sets (6-0, 6-2) at No.6 singles. 

In No.3 doubles, Gassen and sophomore Lawrence Chan (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) recorded an 8-6 win over Shope and senior James Salierno (Chatham, N.J./Chatham)

Wheaton (1-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) returns to action against Rhodes College on Tuesday, March 12 in Hilton Head, S.C. at 1 p.m. Gettysburg (0-3) faces Mississippi College tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Wheaton 8, Gettysburg 1

Singles:

1. Jonah Feit (WHE) def. Chris Curran (GET) 7-5, 6-2

2. Dave Musser (GET) def. David Gassen (WHE) 7-5, 2-6, 10-1

3. Dan Sharon (WHE) def. Mike Pratt (GET) 6-2, 6-1

4. Sam Jackson (WHE) def. Kyle Shope (GET) 6-2, 5-7, 10-3

5. Dennis Scarpa (WHE) def. Jonny Nelson (GET) 7-6, 7-6

6. Ned Terrace (WHE) def. Will Ives (GET) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles:

1. Jonah Feit/Will White (WHE) def. Chris Curran/Dave Musser (GET) 8-5

2. Dan Sharon/Ned Terrace (WHE) def. Mike Pratt/Jonny Nelson (GET) 8-4

3. David Gassen/Lawrence Chan (WHE) def. Kyle Shope/James Salierno (GET) 8-6

*- doubles matches played first

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