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Mike Vermeer
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No. 19 Menís Tennis Topples No. 41 Dartmouth, 4-0

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/06/2014
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NEW YORK – The 19th-ranked Columbia men’s tennis team improved to 16-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 4-0 triumph over Dartmouth Sunday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.

Columbia got out to an early lead, wining the doubles point. Winston Lin and Mike Vermeer  picked up an 8-5 victory against Diego Pedraza and Chris Kipouras in the No. 3 match to get the Lions halfway there. Bert Vancura and Richard Pham clinched the doubles point for the Lions with an 8-5 win in the No. 2 match against Brandon DeBot and Dovydas Sakinis.

Dragos Ignat made it a 2-0 Lions lead in singles action, quickly dispatching of DeBot in the No. 3 match, 6-0, 6-2. Vancura also posted a successful 6-1 first set in the No. 5 match against Pedraza, and then secured the win with a 6-3 second set.

The match-clinching point came from Vermeer in the No. 6 match. Going up against Brendan Tannenbaum, Vermeer edged out a 6-4 first set win and the cruised to a 6-2 second set victory. The remainder of the singles matches were unfinished after the Lions secured the win.

Columbia will hit the road next, taking on Brown and Yale next weekend.

SINGLES

 

#1 – No. 14 Winston Lin (Columbia) vs. Dovydas Sakinis (DART) 1-6, 6-3, unfinished
#2 -  Max Schnur (Columbia) vs. Chris Kipouras (DART) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
#3 – Dragos Ignat (Columbia) def. Brandon DeBot (DART) 6-0, 6-2
#4 – Ashok Narayana (Columbia) vs. Cameron Ghorbani (DART) 5-7, 1-1, unfinished
#5 – Bert Vancura (Columbia) def. Diego Pedraza (DART) 6-1, 6-3
#6 – Mike Vermeer (Columbia) def. Brendan Tannenbaum (DART) 6-4, 6-2
Order: 3, 5, 6 

DOUBLES

 

#1 – No. 12 Narayana/Schnur (Columbia) vs. Tannenbaum/Ghorbani (DART) 3-6, unfinished
#2 - Vancura/Pham (Columbia) def. DeBot/Sakinis (DART) 8-5
#3 – Lin/Vermeer (Columbia) def. Pedraza/Kipouras (DART) 8-5

Order: 2,3

 

   
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