Men's Tennis Has Strong Showing at Centennial Fall Invitational

Erik DiNardo and the Red Devil men turned in some strong performances at the Centennial Conference Fall Invitaional
Photo by James Rasp



(Swarthmore, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's tennis team turned in some strong individual performances at the Centennial Conference Fall Invitational, hosted by Swarthmore College. The Red Devils had players advance to the Flight B and Flight C Singles Finals.


Jon Brittin (McLean, Va./Landon) posted a pair of straight set wins, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win against McDaniel's Daniel Xinis and a (6-1, 6-1) victory over F&M's Perint Lertdumrikam. He suffered a tough (7-6, 6-1)J setback to Swarthmore's Matt Hirsh.


Senior Ari Blask (Chevy Chase, Md./Charles E. Smith) advanced to the Flight C final before falling to first-year teammate Joseph Frank (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), 6-4, 6-2. Frank advanced with straight set wins against McDaniel, dropping just one set in two matches.


Blask advanced to the final with a 6-1, 6-1 decision against McDaniel and a (7-5, 6-2) win over teammate Erik DiNardo (Carlisle, Mass.). DiNardo also won a straight set victory in the opening round.


In doubles, senior Will Golinkin (Houston, Texas/Kincaid School) and Franco Mena (Azcunaga, Quito, Ecuador/Colegio Americano de Quito) went 1-1, posting a win over McDaniel before falling to Johns Hopkins in a tight, 8-6, match.


Brittin and Hunter Dewing-Hommes (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) posted an 8-1 win while Frank and Di Nardo teamed up for an 8-0 victory to both advance to the Flight B doubles final. 


The Red Devils will next compete in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships.