Men's Tennis: No. 9 Sagehens Beat No. 11 Kenyon at ITA Indoors

Men's Tennis: No. 9 Sagehens Beat No. 11 Kenyon at ITA Indoors

PEPPER PIKE, OH — Marko Mandic won in both singles and doubles, and the No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team scored a close 5-4 win over No. 11 Kenyon College in the ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship Consolation Semifinals.

The Sagehens are seeded sixth and the Lords are seeded seventh.


The Sagehens took home two wins in the doubles portion of the match. Graham Maassen and Mandic beat Kenyon's Nicholas Paolucci and Jacob Zalenski 8-4 in the No. 1 match.

In the No. 3 match, Spencer Simonides and Jake Yasgoor bested Michael Liu and Mike Roberts 8-6.

Antony Bello and Avery Bicks fell in the No. 2 match 8-5.


In the singles competition, Jake Yasgoor led the Sagehens off with a 6-1, 7-5 win in the No. 1 slot against Paolucci.

Pomona-Pitzer scored two more wins in the No. 5 and No. 6 matches. Mandic came through with a 7-5, 6-3 win in the No. 5 slot against Roberts. Josh Gearou beat Henry Barrett 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 6 match.

Next Match: The Sagehens advance to the fifth place match today at 5 p.m. eastern time against host No. 8 Case Western Reserve.

Complete Scores
Singles Competition 
1. Jake Yasgoor (PPM) def. Nicholas Paolucci (KENM) 6-1, 7-5
2. Jacob Zalenski (KENM) def. Graham Maassen (PPM) 7-6 (15-13), 6-0
3. Michael Liu (KENM) def. Antony Bello (PPM) 6-1, 6-4
4. Weston Noall (KENM) def. Josh Kim (PPM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Marko Mandic (PPM) def. Mike Roberts (KENM) 7-5, 6-3
6. Josh Gearou (PPM) def. Henry Barrett (KENM) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles Competition 
1. Graham Maassen/Marko Mandic (PPM) def. Nicholas Paolucci/Jacob Zalenski (KENM) 8-4
2. Alex Rieger/Weston Noall (KENM) def. Antony Bello/Avery Bicks (PPM) 8-5
3. Spencer Simonides/Jake Yasgoor (PPM) def. Michael Liu/Mike Roberts (KENM) 8-6
Match Notes
Kenyon College 3-4; National ranking #11
Pomona-Pitzer 6-2; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,5,4,2,6)
ITA DIII Men's Indoor Team Championships - Consolation Semifinals
Pomona-Pitzer seeded #6; Kenyon College seeded #7