Worcester, Mass. – Barun Gill (Union City, Calif.) and Alex Hattenbach (Wilton, Conn.) won the final two matches of the afternoon and host Clark University rallied for a thrilling 5-4 win over Roger Williams in non-league men's tennis action on Thursday afternoon.
The Cougars fell behind the Hawks, 2-1 after doubles competition and were still chasing Roger Williams after the first singles match went in favor of the visitors.
Amazingly, Clark won four of the final five singles matchups, including Hattenbach's match-sealing win at No. 6 singles.
Score: Clark University 5, Roger Williams 4
Records: Clark University 6-7; Roger Williams 8-6
Location: Corash Tennis Courts, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened In Doubles:
No. 1 - Grant Rosenberg/Nick Spoor (RWU) def. Gill/Lenny Siegel (Boca Raton, Fla.) 8-4
No. 2 - Teodor Nicola-Antoniu (Bucharest, Romania)/Nicolas Lee (Portland, Ore.) def. Matthew Russo/Jake Cole (RWU) 8-4
No. 3 -Brendan White/Thomas O'Leary (RWU) def. Hattenbach/Jacob Malicky (South Egremont, Mass.) 8-6
How It Happened In Singles:
No. 1 - Gill (CLK) def. Brendan White (RWU) 8-3
No. 2 - Nicola-Antoniu (CLK) def. Jake Cole (RWU) 8-4
No. 3 - Grant Rosenberg (RWU) def. Ian Levy (Needham, Mass.) 8-1
No. 4 - Siegel (CLK) def. Nick Spoor (RWU) 8-3
No. 5 - Matthew Russo (RWU) def. Jimmy Keogh (Worcester, Mass.) 8-1
No. 6 - Hattenbach (CLK) def. Thomas O'Leary (RWU) 8-6
The Cougars are next in action on Wednesday when they host Springfield College in a NEWMAC showdown at 4:00 p.m.