Feb. 12, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army men’s tennis completed its weekend sweep with a pair wins on Sunday, topping Connecticut and Vassar with 5-2 and 6-1 decisions, respectively. The Black Knights, hosting their first home matches of the season, used the friendly confines of Lichtenberg Tennis Center to bump their season record to 3-2.
Army captured the doubles point in both matches on Sunday, beginning by winning two-of-three matches against the Huskies (1-2) before sweeping all three against the Brewers (3-1). Sophomores Asika Isoh and Henry Jang-Milsten went 3-0 throughout the whole weekend, following Friday’s win with an 8-3 win against UConn’s Scott Warden and Jacob Spreyer and an 8-4 win over Vassar’s Guzick brothers. The duo improved to 8-7 in 2011-12.
Isoh also earned his team-best eighth singles win of the season by topping Warden in straight sets (6-4, 6-0) at No. 1 singles.
Freshman Alex Van Velzer, who clinched Army’s win over Stony Brook, was the lone Black Knight to play singles in all three of the weekend’s matches, posting a flawless 3-0 mark. Van Velzer followed Friday’s win with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Connecticut’s Spreyer at No. 2 singles. Jumping to No. 1 singles against Vassar, the freshman won in a hotly contested match, defeating Andrew Guzick, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Freshman Roman Cacha made his collegiate dual match debut, knocking off Vassar’s Nick Jasso at No. 4 singles in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Army improved to 10-2 all-time against UConn, with Sunday’s win ending the Huskies’ two-match winning streak against the Black Knights. Against the Brewers, Army maintained its hold on the all-time series, boasting a 4-0 record.
Army will hit the road once again next weekend when it travels to Dayton, Ohio for a trio of neutral-site contests. The Black Knights will face Ball State and Lipscomb on Feb. 18, before capping the weekend with a showdown opposite Academy rival Air Force on Feb. 19.
Army 5, Connecticut 2
1 Isoh/Jang-Milsten (A) def. Warden/Spreyer, 8-6
2 Adams/Lin (C) def. Holland/Verano , 8-7
3 Shelton/Sienko (A) def. Carr/Margules, 8-3
1 Asika Isoh (A) def. Scott Warden, 6-4, 6-0
2 Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Jacob Spreyer, 6-0, 6-4
3 Alex Holland (A) def. Wei Lin, 7-5, 6-1
4 Dave Adams (C) def. Henry Jang-Milsten, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
5 Ryan Carr (C) def. Rommel Verano, 6-4, 6-1
6 Pete Williams (A) def. Teddy Margules, 6-4, 6-1
Army 6, Vassar 1
1 Isoh/Jang-Milsten (A) def. B. Guzick/A. Guzick, 8-4
2 A. Van Velzer/D. Van Velzer (A) def. Freeman/Kapor, 8-1
3 Clark/Llewellyn (A) def. Jasso/Platt, 8-7 (8-6)
1 Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Andrew Guzick, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2 Ben Guzick (V) def. Donald Van Velzer, 3-6, 6-4, 10-3
3 Peter Sienko (A) def. Dan Freeman, 6-3, 6-1
4 Roman Cacha (A) def. Nick Jasso, 6-2, 6-2
5 Andrew Clark (A) def. Wilson Platt, 6-1, 6-3
6 Rashad Shelton (A) def. Kar Kapoor, 6-4, 6-7, 10-5