Clark Bested by Birmingham Southern in Orlando Opener

Clark Bested by Birmingham Southern in Orlando Opener

In their opening match in the Sunshine State, Clark Men's Tennis fell to Birmingham Southern College (AL). Despite some close scores, the Cougars lost 6-3 overall in their only match of the day.


-At No. 1 singles, Nicholas Mathieu (Topsham, ME) was overpowered by Anthony Pellegrini 4-6, 7-6, 2-10. The lone Birmingham Southern senior found his rhythm in the third set.

-No. 2 singles, Jamie Bekaert defeated Max Schweitzer (West Hartford, CT). Clark's first-year fell to Bekaert 4-6, 1-6.

-Alex Wisener won the No. 3 singles match. Christian Ruebens (Chesire, CT) put up a great battle, but fell in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 11-13.

-Jack Han (Bakersfield, CA) put Clark on the board with his win over Ethan Gibson. The No. 4 singles matchup went down to the wire and finished 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

-In the No. 5 Singles match, Hunter Hoffmeister beat Clark's Ian Levy (Needham, MA). The Clark co-captain was bested in two sets, 2-6, 4-6.

-Giving Clark it's second victory was the Cougar's other co-captain, Jacob Malicky (South Egremont, MA). The senior Cougar defeated Connor Galvez, 6-4, 6-3.


-Clark No. 1 duo Mathieu and Schweitzer couldn't get by the Birmingham Southern pair of Bekaert and Pellegrini, losing 5-8.

-Cougars Christian Ruebens and Andrey Samodaev (Boca Raton, FL) won their No. 2 doubles match, 8-7. They snuck by Gibson and Wisener for the third Clark victory on the day.

-In No. 3 doubles, Hoffmeister and Anthony Romano won for Birmingham Southern. Clark duo Malicky and Alex Hattenbach (Wilton, CT) fell 5-8 in the last doubles match to finish.


-Clark has a 2:30pm match against Wabash College (IN) tomorrow, March 3rd. Coach Cahoon's team will be playing at the Lake Cane Tennis Center (Orlando).

-Birmingham Southern College will also compete against Wabash tomorrow. That match start time is still TBD.