|Wooster won the first team point of the match thanks to an 8-2 win by first-year Joaquin Abos Amo and sophomore Nathan Devereux, and the Scots nearly had a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.|
The College of Wooster men's tennis team struck first with a win at No. 2 doubles, and nearly had a 2-1 lead on No. 19 Kenyon College heading into singles, but the Lords' top doubles flight won the tiebreaker and Kenyon rode that momentum to a singles sweep in its 8-1 win over the Fighting Scots on Wednesday afternoon at D.J. Hard Tennis Courts in Wooster, Ohio.
First-year Joaquin Abos Amo and sophomore Nathan Devereux sparked Wooster (7-10, 0-2 North Coast Athletic Conference East Division) with an 8-2 victory over Kenyon's (14-3, 1-0 NCAC East Division) Bryan Yoshino and Michael Liu.
In singles play, Kenyon won all six matches in straight sets, but Abos Amo hung in there with regionally-ranked Jacob Zalenski in the second set, and in fact, won four games off of the region's fourth-ranked singles player.
At the top flight, Bera was upended 6-2, 6-0 in a matchup between a pair of regionally-ranked singles players.
Next, Wooster takes on Allegheny College (7-4, 0-0 NCAC East Division) at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Should the match shift indoors, it'll be played at 11:30 a.m. at Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa.