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Eagles Control Singles Play In Win Over Gettysburg

Sonet Gandhi serves for the Eagles

GETTYSBURG, PA. - Bridgewater rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to defeat Gettysburg College 6-3 Monday in men's tennis action.

The hosts took points at the top two doubles flights to grab the lead. At the No. 1 slot Gettysburg's Kevin Maier and Mike Mills turned back Bridgewater's freshman duo of Canon Secord and Cole Pawlak 8-3. The hosts took another point when Nicl D'Amore and Andrew Corwin downed Freddie Roberts and Matthew Gordon 8-5.

Bridgewater salvaged a point at No. 3 as Nathaniel Horner and Sonet Gandhi stopped Jacob Meehan and Tommy Gilio 8-5.

The Eagles started their comeback with wins at No. 6 and No. 1 singles to pull even. Gandhi won at the No. 6 slot, defeating Partick Bodovitz in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Secord also won in straight sets, downing D'Amore at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-4.

Bridgewater moved ahead in the match 4-3 when Pawlak swept past Maier 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 2 position.

The Eagles clinched the match when Horner outlasted Corwin in three sets at No. 4. Horner won the first set 6-3, but Corwin evened the match by winning the second set 6-1. A tiebreaker was played to determine the winner with Horner prevailing 10-5.

Bridgewater claimed its final point when Roberts won at No. 3 when his opponent, Mills, retired in the second set. Mills won the first set 6-3 and Roberts was leading the second set 4-2 when play was halted. 

Gettysburg's lone singles' point came at No. 5 where Gilio held off Gordon in three close sets. Gilio prevailed in the first set 7-5 and Gordon won the second set 7-6.  Gilio won the tiebreaker 10-7.