The Oglethorpe men's tennis team rebounded from Sunday afternoon's defeat against nationally-ranked Coe with a sweep of two matches Monday on their spring break trip in central Florida. The Stormy Petrels defeated Clark University 8-1 on Monday morning in Orlando, then made the brief trip to Kissimmee for their evening matchup against Emerson, where they prevailed in a 9-0 sweep. The victories improved the squad to 4-2 on the season.
The Petrels got things off to an outstanding start in the morning against Clark. The teams started with singles matches first, and the Petrels were able to sweep all six positions. Senior Judd Motz played well at No. 1, winning 7-5, 6-1. Sophomore Dustin Bowie lost the first set at No. 2, but battled back to win a third set super-breaker, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8). Senior Richard Johnson breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3, while freshman Walker Benson picked up a 7-6, 6-1 win at No. 4. Junior Michael Santaloci and sophomore Zoe Raymond rounded out the victories at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.
Having already clinched the win, the Petrels took two out of three doubles matches, winning at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to secure the 8-1 victory.