Redmen waltz past Warriors 5-2



MONTREAL -- Adrien Dupont won both his singles and doubles matches as the McGill men's tennis team defeated the Waterloo Warriors 5-2 at Uniprix Stadium on Sunday.


The Redmen resgistered solid performances in singles, winning five of six matches.. They took the early lead when Spencer Macnaughton, leading 5-2 in the first set, won by default as his opponent was forced to retire due to injury. Michael Hibberd and Dupont then cruised to similar wins in two sets to give McGill their second and third points.


Nicholas Fox earned th team's fourth point and handed McGill its second victory in as many days, when he took control after a close first set to win 7-6 (5), 6-2.


In other singles action, Michel Berthelemot came up short against a hot-handed Andrew Brown from Waterloo but earned sweet revenge by defeating the same opponent in doubles.


Stefan Papich captured the only three-setter of the day, orchestrating a great comeback after losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.


In doubles play, McGill offered very strong opposition by winning decisively at the No.2 seed and barely dropping the other two matches in tie-breakers. Playing at number one, Hibberd and Papich had five match points but could not convert any and lost a closely contested match 11-9 in the tie-breaker. It was a similar scenario for Alexandre Halverson and Nicholas Fox who led 4-2 in the final tie-breaker before losing 7-5. All three doubles matches offered some very exciting play.





Zubair Virjee / Ayaz Awadia def. Michael Hibberd / Stefan Papich 8-7 (9)

Michel Berthelemot / Adrien Dupont def. Alex Sahu / Andrew Brown 8-2

Nashiket Yardi / Marlon Coelho def. Nicholas Fox / Alexandre Halverson 8-7 (5)


Michael Hibberd def. Ayaz Awadia 6-2, 6-3

Adrien Dupont def. Zubair Virjee 6-3, 6-2

Andrew Brown def. Michel Berthelemot 6-0, 6-2

Nicholas Fox def. Alex Sahu 7-6 (5), 6-2

Stefan Papich def. Nachiket Yardi 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Spencer Macnaughton def. Omar Jaleh 5-2, ret