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Tennis Redmen feel the Blues, fall 5-2 to Varsity

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Published: 10 Oct 2009

 

TORONTO - No. 2 seeded Michel Berthelemot and third-seeded and Alexandre Halverson won both of their singles matches but McGill fell 5-2 in men's tennis at the University of Toronto, Saturday.

 

Playing without two of their top six players, the Redmen dropped four of six singles matches before surrendering a meaningless doubles point.

 

The singles matches were highly contested with five of six matches lasting over two hours and four matches went to a deciding third set.

 

After trailing 3-6, 2-5, Berthelemot orchestrated a great comeback to win a lopsided third set 6-0. The momentum seemed to have changed when he hit a spectacular shot between his legs that turned out to be a winning passing shot.

 

Yvan Bodart had three match points to tie the fixture at 3-3 but could not capitalize.

 

Halverson and Spencer Macnaughton, who teamed up for the first time, won an exciting match 8-7, 11-9 in the tiebreaker. Halverson was the only McGill player to win both his singles and doubles matches and Macnaughton avenged his loss to his singles opponent.

 

 

COMPLETE McGILL RESULTS:

DOUBLES

S. Srnic / A. Skandarajah def. M. Berthelemot / A. Dupont 8-5

A. Halverson / S. Macnaughton def. C. Ma / B. Easterling  8-7 (9)

A. Javed / A. Melchisedec def. H. Azar / Y. Bodart 8-3

SINGLES

Stefan Srnic def. Adrien Dupont 7-5, 7-6 (5)

Michel Berthelemot def. Chris Ma  3-6, 7-5, 6-0

Alexandre Halverson def. Aamer Javed  6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Brenden Easterling def. Spencer Macnaughton 6-3, 6-3

Arren Skandarajah def. Hanna Azar 4-6, 6-4, 61

Andrei Melchisedec def. Yvan Bodart 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

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