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Men's Tennis defeats Grinnell 5-3 in first round of NCAA III Championships

David DeSimone playing tennis
Photo by John Lacko

ST. LOUIS - The Kalamazoo College men's tennis team defeated Grinnell College 5-3 in the first round of the NCAA III Championships on Friday at Washington University-St. Louis.

Kalamazoo opened the match by winning two of the three doubles points, including a narrow 8-6 win by Peter Rothstein and Stephen Hanselman at No. 1 doubles. Robert Hudson and Mike Korn won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.

The Hornets proceeded to win three singles matches to clinch the win and advance to the second round.

Rothstein won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles while Hanselman won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. David DeSimone clinched the match with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.

Kalamazoo will face the host Bears in the second round on Saturday at 9 a.m. CT.