SPORTS

Davidson Men’s Tennis Invitational in The Books

by | Oct 3, 2018 | Sports

Davidson junior Axel Fries earned top honors for the Wildcats in the tennis invitational. [this photo from a spring match]

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Led by junior Axel Fries, sophomore Camden Mazzoni and freshman Sam Kavarana, who each went 3-0 on the weekend in singles, Davidson wrapped up a successful weekend hosting their own men’s tennis invitational.

Fries had top points honors for the Wildcats with 48, winning all three singles at No. 1, which were worth 16 points apiece. Kavarana had 24 points, while Mazzoni earned 18.

“The guys had a good showing this weekend,” said head coach Drew Barrett. “I’m really happy to see them move forward with their games. We are in a good position as we move into the rest the fall season for us.”

The junior from Stockholm, Sweden ended the weekend with a solid 6-2, 6-3 win vs. Queens at No. 1. Mazzoni scored a 6-1, 7-6 decision at No. 6 vs. Queens and the freshman Kavarana secured an easy 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 5.

Also earning singles wins on the day was Yash Parikh by giving up just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 3. The sophomore ended the two-day invitational with 24 points. Brooks Green regrouped from dropping both of his singles matches on Saturday with a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 4. Matthew Rose capped off the winning day with a 6-4, 7-6 triumph at No. 8 and finished with six points.

Davidson played two doubles matches on the day vs. USC Upstate and Queens. The pair of Fries and Parikh dropped a 7-5 decision to the Spartans, but came back to earn a 6-4 win against Queens and ended with eight points for the invitational.

Rose and Green along with Mason and Kavarana each went 2-0 in doubles for the day, scoring 6-1 and 6-0 wins vs. USCU and then scoring a pair of 6-4 wins vs. Queens. The duo of MacIntosh and Mazzoni ended with a 6-3 win over Queens after falling 7-5 to a pair from USCU. They had a team-best 12 points at the invite.

The Wildcats take some time off before going to the ITA Regionals, Oct. 12-16.

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