Whitman tennis blanks Rochester

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CLAREMONT, Calif. - Celebrating its new No. 1 West Region ranking, the Whitman College men's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 neutral-court victory over New York's University of Rochester on Friday in Claremont, Calif.

By blanking Rochester, Whitman notched its fourth straight shutout and 12th straight win and ran its overall record to 13-3 this spring.

Whitman wasted no time taking control, easily sweeping the opening round of doubles.

Senior Conor Holton-Burke and junior Matt Tesmond won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, and junior Sam Sadeghi and freshman James Rivers won by the same score at No. 3.

Junior Jeff Tolman and sophomore Andrew La Cava were 8-2 winners at No. 2 doubles.

Whitman ran through all six matches in singles in straight sets.

Senior Adriel Borshansky ran his singles record to 12-1 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jonathan Lieb in the No. 6 slot.

Borshansky has at least one victory in five of the six spots on the singles ladder. He has yet to play a match this spring at No. 1 singles.

Rivers upped his singles record to 10-3 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Julian Danko at No. 4.

La Cava got the win at No. 1 singles, beating Brian Rice 6-2, 6-0, while Tolman got past Alex Magill 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2. Holton-Burke dispatched Joel Allen 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Sadeghi completed the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Matt Volkov in the No. 5 spot.

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