March 13, 2013

Devil Men Endure Tough Start in Hilton Head

 

 

(Hilton Head, S.C.) – The Dickinson men's tennis team faced some tough competition in Hilton Head this week, suffering three losses. Millsaps defeated the Devils 6-3 on Sunday while Mississippi College claimed a 9-0 decision. Tusculum handed Dickinson a 9-0 setback on Tuesday.

 

Against Millsaps, Ari Blask (Chevy Chase, Md./Charles E. Smith) and Erik Dinardo (Carlisle, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) put the Devils on the board with an 8-4 win in the third doubles flight.

 

Chris Mueller-Wolf (Hamburg, Germany/Pennington School, N.Y.) won the third singles flight, 6-2, 6-1 and Hunter Dewing-Hommes (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) claimed the sixth flight, 6-2, 6-3.

 

Blask battled in the second singles flight. He came from behind to capture the first set 7-6. Adam Tilly rallied to take the match in two tight sets, 7-5 and 11-9.

 

Blask and Dinardo turned in a strong fight in doubles against Mississippi, falling 8-6. Mueller-Wolf dropped a close match in the third singles flight, 6-4, 7-6 (6). He had another strong showing against Tusculum, going three sets. John Taylor survived the match, 6-1, 6-7 (7), 10-7. Mueller-Wolf came back from an 8-3 deficit in the super tiebreak, but simply ran out of points.

 

Will Golinkin (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) drew a big challenge, facing nationally-ranked Chris Wootton in the top singles and doubles flights.

 

Dinardo suffered a tight loss in singles, falling 6-1, 7-6 (4). Jon Brittin (McLean, Va./Landon) put up a fight as well, but dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision.

 

The Red Devils slip to 0-4 on the season. They are scheduled to face Missouri Valley  on Thursday evening.

 

 

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