Dos Santos plays well against Hawks

(Jacob Toher earns the point against Mohawk's Aaron Handy Thursday afternoon). 

HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals men’s tennis team started their 2014 season off against conference rival Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday afternoon at East Herkimer Sports Complex. Winning the only match for the Generals was freshman Rafael Dos Santos (Danbury, CT). Dos Santos came from one set down to defeat Mohawk’s Mike Ano 6-4, 6-4. Overall, the Generals lost the match 8-1.

Other Generals to play well in the opener were Daiki Terada (Shizuoka, Japan) and Jacob Toher (Little Falls, NY) in first and second singles.

Herkimer’s next match is Monday (4/7). The Generals will look to turn things around against Broome in their second home match of the season. Game play is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Final:

MVCC 8  Herkimer 1

Records:

Herkimer (0-1) MVCC (1-0)

#1 Singles: Alex Vujanic (MVCC) def. Daiki Terada 6-2, 7-5

#2 Singles: Aaron Handy (MVCC) def. Jacob Toher 6-4, 6-1

#3 Singles: Raphael Dos Santos (HERK) def. Mike Ano 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

#4 Singles: Ian Yahnke (MVCC) def. Austin Davis 6-0, 6-0

#5 Singles: Jimmy Lien (MVCC) def. Brandon Moody 6-0, 6-1

#6 Singles: Kenny Le (MVCC) def. Justin Salmon 6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles: Vujanic/Handy (MVCC) def. Toher/Terada 6-1, 6-0

#2 Doubles: Ano/Yahnke (MVCC) def. Dos Santos/Davis 8-3 (Pro Set)

#3 Doubles: Lien/Le (MVCC) def. Moody/Salmon 6-1, 6-1

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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