Lehigh looks to keep rolling as long home stand concludes
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s tennis team will look to extend its six-match winning streak this weekend with a pair of matches against Stony Brook and Binghamton at the Lewis Tennis Center. The matches will conclude an eight-match home stand for the Mountain Hawks, who are unbeaten at home so far in 2012.
The Mountain Hawks posted an impressive pair of 7-0 victories last weekend against Monmouth and Drexel. The team swept all 12 of its singles matches and won five of six doubles matches as Lehigh improved to 6-1 on the season.
Junior Andrew Krentz has led the way for Lehigh in the early season, with plenty of help from the Mountain Hawks’ talented freshman class. At 6-1, Krentz shares the team lead in singles victories with freshman Ben Gilman. Freshmen Mitchell Petersen and DJ Goldblum are right behind with 5-2 singles marks. In doubles play, Krentz has teamed with sophomore Timur Chernykh to post a 5-2 record at No. 3 doubles. Gilman is 4-3 at No. 2 doubles, while Petersen is also 4-3, playing along sophomore Mark Goldberg on Lehigh’s top doubles team.
After nearly a two-week layoff, Stony Brook enters Friday’s match against Lehigh with a 2-2 record. The Seawolves’ victories have come against Connecticut and Southern New Hampshire. The two teams last met in 2010 with Lehigh falling 6-1.
Binghamton enters the weekend with a 3-5 record. Their victories have come against Quinnipiac, Bryant, and most recently, a 6-1 win over Lafayette last weekend at Penn State.
Lehigh’s match against Stony Brook will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. while the match against Binghamton will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both matches will take place inside the Lewis Tennis Center.
Story written by Antoine Williams ‘12