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).