Men’s Tennis Claims Six Flight Championships At Fall Classic
OLEAN, N.Y. – Hosting the SBU Fall Classic this past weekend against Roberts Wesleyan College and Saint Joseph's University, the St. Bonaventure men's tennis team claimed six of the nine flight championships played at the SBU Indoor Courts Friday through the tournament's conclusion on Sunday.
In "Flight A," sophomore Elliot Fanshel won after posting a 2-1 overall record. He finished tied with Roberts Wesleyan's German Michaylyszn, but the Rhinebeck, N.Y. native won the head-to-head battle with Michaylyszn, 9-7, in the first day of competition on Friday.
Junior Luis Guevara took the "B Flight" singles championship with an undefeated 3-0 mark. The Venezuela product won each of his first two matches, 8-4, before capping his perfect weekend on Sunday with an 8-5 decision over Saint Joseph's Erik Thunberg.
Saint Joseph's won both the "C Flight" and the "D Flight," but St. Bonaventure claimed each of the last two singles flights as Javier Ortiz won the "E Flight" and Trevor Haskell was victorious in the "F Flight." Ortiz went a perfect 3-0, and was not challenged all that much as he won his three matches, 8-3; 8-4; 8-0, respectively. For Haskell, the freshman was also perfect as he claimed two singles wins to emerge as the flight winner.
While the Bonnies claimed four of the six singles flights, the club also claimed two of the three doubles flights, posting an overall record of 8-1 during the course of the weekend in doubles action.
In the "A Flight," Fanshel and Guevara partnered up for a perfect 3-0 weekend, while junior Oscar Yanez and Miguel Suarez duplicated that finish with a perfect weekend of their own to claim the "B Doubles" crown. In the "C Flight," Ortiz and Haskell posted a 2-1 record.
Select members of the team will be back in action on Thursday, Oct. 13 when the ITA Regionals begin at Cornell University. The event will serve as the final competitive action of the fall season for the club.