Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams suffered a heartbreaking, 5-4 loss to the visiting Skidmore College Thoroughbreds in men's tennis action this afternoon at the Assaiante Center. Trinity falls to 0-1, while Skidmore improves to 1-0.
Trinity senior Jugal Marfatia (Surat, India) and sophomore Ilya Levin (Wellesley, Mass.) each won in singles and doubles for Trinity. Marfatia took the No. 5 singles match in straight sets and, Levin pulled out the first set at No. 3 singles, 7-6, and dominated the second set with a 6-0 triumph. Trinity led, 2-1, after doubles but Skidmore won three singles matches in the third set including two third sets by 7-5 scores.
1.S- Loutsenko/Knight def Musyoka Mbithi/Ford Traff 8-5
2.TC- Ned Mandel/Ilya Levin def Hoblitzell/Epstein 8-6
3.TC- Aaron Segel/Jugal Marfatia def Tong/Green-Sanderson 8-3
1.S- LoutsEnko def Mandel 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
2.S- Ransom def Traff 2-6, 7-6, 7-5
3.TC- Levin def Hoblitzell 7-6, 6-0
4.S- Knight def Mbithi 6-2, 7-5
5.TC- Marfatia def Green-Sanderson 7-5, 6-1
6.S- Steerman def Segel 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Skidmore 5, Trinity (Conn.) 4