FREDERICKSBURG. Va. — Freshman Garrett Boleslav (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) reached the final of the B1 Draw of singles to lead the Washington College men's tennis team at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Fredericksburg, Va., this weekend.
Championship Draw Singles
- Ryland Byrd fell to Carnegie Mellon's Daniel Levine, 7-5, 7-5, in the first round. He then won a consolation match against Caleb Kramer of Ursinus, 8-4.
- Chris Salisbury battled with Justin Kang of Johns Hopkins in the first round. After dropping the first set, 6-4, he won the second, 7-6(3), but was forced to retire while trailing the third, 3-1, due to cramping. He dropped a close consolation match against Christopher Newport's Justin Cerny.
Championship Draw Doubles
- Byrd and Justin Panepinto advanced to the second round via an 8-5 win over Christopher Newport's Michael Dodd and Nicholas Ruzicka. Byrd and Panepinto then suffered a narrow 8-6 loss to Alexander Cragg and David Lunding-Johansson of Mary Washington in the second round.
- Salisbury and Jake Sandler dropped a 9-7 decision in the first round to Franklin & Marshall's Zack Levin and Inigo Flores.
- Boleslav and Matthew Katz fell to Mary Washington's Max Fritsch and Patrick Hughes, 8-4, in the first round.
B1 Draw Singles
- Boleslav edged out Franklin & Marshall's William Samuels, 9-7, in the first round and beat Dickinson's Derek Chen, 8-5, in the quarterfinals.
- Sandler was an 8-4 winner against Fritsch in the first round and downed Haverford's Ishaan Prinz, 8-6, in the quarterfinals.
- Boleslav advanced to the final via walkover after Sandler withdrew from the semifinals due to cramping concerns. He then lost to Franklin & Marshall's Jack Rothman, 8-5, in the final.
B2 Draw Singles
- Panepinto rolled to an 8-1 win over Elizabethtown's Nicholas Strobel, in the first round before bowing out to Moravian's John Wylie, 8-4, in the quarterfinals.
- Luke Weaver lost to Dalton Lynch of Ursinus, 8-4, in round one. He did not play a consolation match.
- Due to weather, the tournament was conducted indoors, limiting court availability and the amount of consolation matches played.