With a juggled line-up due to injuries, the Bearcat Tennis Team displayed it’s mental toughness by beating HIllsdale 4-3 on the Knights home court. Andre Khmelnitsky played his highest ladder spot thus far and came back from 1-4 down in the first set to
win 7-5, 6-1 despite an injury. The line-up also featured three players in the varsity ladder for the first time this season. Hard work in practice, conditioning, and competitive spirit certainly contributed to the teams mental toughness.
Jonathan Chan displayed his usual steady and deliberate shotmaking at #1 singles.
Aakash Parthasarathy and Brandon Yermash won easily at 6-2, 6-1
Connor Dam and Rohil Kalra playing for the first time in the varsity ladder showed they belong as they beat their opponents 6-3, 6-3
1s) Jonathan Chan(SM) def. Marcus Cheng(H) 6-3, 6-4
2S) Andre Khmelnitsky(SM) def Joshua Rhee(H) 7-5, 6-1
3s) David Liu(H) def. Kevin Zhang(SM) 6-4, 7-6(4)
4s) Casey Mulkerrins(H) def Zach Tuzar(SM) 6-3, 6-3
1d) Jared Lipka/Goerge Jiang(H) def Brian Zhong/Justin Lau(SM) 6-4, 6-7(9), 10-7
2d) Aakash Parthasarathy/Brandon Yermash(SM) defJacob Rozansky/William Duncan(H) 6-2, 6-1
3d) Rohil Kalra/Connor Dam(SM) def Michael Okuda/Alejandro Cruz(H) 6-3, 6-3