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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Tennis team got back into the win column Monday taking out Trinity (CT) 6-3 at the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts.
The Purple & Gold now move to 3-6, 0-1 SCIAC.
Whittier took part in their second match within a three day period against a tough Trinity (CT) team but was able to come from behind after trailing 2-1 after doubles to take five of six singles matches to pull off the victory.
The lone win in doubles came at No. 2 from Pim Van Der Veer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Matt Yanuck (Studio City, Calif.) who rolled 8-2. Thomas Koszowski (Denver, CO) and Maxwell Koszowski (Denver, CO) looked like they might grab the second point but was broken late 8-6 at the top spot.
At No. 3, the consistent team of Jesse Eccles (Queenstown, New Zealand) and Chris Palacio (El Centro, Calif.) fought but couldn't make up a couple breaks falling 8-5 giving the Bantams a slight advantage.
In singles the momentum shifted with the Poets rolling taking five of six spots. Van Der Veer cruised to the lopsided 6-0, 6-1 win at the top spot. T. Koszowski followed at No. 2 taking out Derose 6-2, 6-3 and Yanuck continues to impress winning again at No. 3, this time in a three-setter 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
Eccles got back to his usual self, taking out Caskin at No. 5 6-4, 6-1 and Derek Okuhama (Tumon, Guam) who moved down to No. 6 used a break in each set to take out Kilborn 6-4, 6-4.