Scots Roll Past Crusaders in Spring Opener, 8-1

Titas Bera
Nathan Devereux

The College of Wooster men's tennis team returned to action for its spring opener on Saturday, and the Fighting Scots came out of the gate strong with a convincing 8-1 win over Capital University at the recently-opened Aspen Racquet Club in Wooster, Ohio.

Wooster's (1-1) No. 2 doubles team consisting of senior Titas Bera and junior Jesse DeWitt quickly had the Scots on the board with an 8-1 win, and sophomore Craig Deng and senior Andrew Long backed that up with an 8-2 triumph in the third flight to secure a lead for Wooster heading into singles.

First-year Joaquin Abos Amo turned in an impressive debut at No. 1 doubles playing with sophomore Nathan Devereux, who himself was making his second career start in the first flight. The duo went on to win 8-5 over Capital's (0-3) Santino DiMichaelangelo and C.J. Martin.

Abos Amo's and Devereux's doubles success carried over to singles play where the duo dropped a combined three games between their respective matches. Devereux got the better of DiMichaelangelo 6-2, 6-0 at the third flight, while Abos Amo won his match out of the fourth flight 6-2, 6-0.

Other winners for the Scots included Bera's 6-1, 6-2 win at first singles, while first-years Jorrit de Rouw and Saeed Husain picked up their first respective dual-match singles wins with 6-1, 6-3 and 6-1, 6-4 victories respectively out of the fifth and sixth flights.

Next, Wooster plays a pair of matches next weekend at Racine, Wis., starting with Saturday's 10 a.m. ET tilt versus Carthage College (3-1).