Kim Wins at Fifth Singles in 8-1 Loss to Clark
Worcester, Mass. – Freshman Seongkyeong Kim (North Providence, R.I.) came from behind to win at No. 5 and picked up the lone win for Rhode Island College in an 8-1 loss to Clark University in nonconference men’s tennis action on Monday at the Corash Tennis Courts.
Clark (10-5) swept all three doubles matches, beginning with junior Zack Goodstein (Columbus, Ohio) and junior Josh Burger (Fairfield, Conn.), as the duo defeated senior Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, R.I.) and freshman Troy Derrick (Rumford, RI), 8-3, at No. 1 doubles.
Seniors Dan Stein (Newton, MA) and Spencer Brightman (Sudbury, Mass.) got past sophomore Tim Holzinger (Foster, R.I.) and Kim, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles, before senior Phillip Porter (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and freshman Jimmy Keogh (Worcester, Mass.) dropped freshman Brett Taggart (North Kingstown, RI) and junior Gowin Nanthawongsa (Johnston, R.I.), 8-1, at No. 3 doubles.
Kim posted a marathon, 6-4, 1-6, 13-11 win over Keogh at No. 5 singles to highlight the afternoon for Rhode Island College (2-3).
Meanwhile, Stein cruised past Werchadlo, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while freshman Spencer Pinkney (Falmouth, Mass.) rolled past Derrick, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Goodstein also made quick work of his opponent, Holzinger, at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Brightman was put to the test by Taggart, before claiming a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4, while Porter rounded out the action with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles over Nanthawongsa.