Waddington Helps Bentley Slip Past AIC 5-4

Andrew Waddington
Andrew Waddington

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Andrew Waddington (Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) won both his matches as Bentley University outdueled AIC 5-4 in Northeast-10 men's tennis on Tuesday.

Bentley took a 2-1 lead into singles play after wins in doubles from Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Chapel School) and Kamil Pilch (Wroclaw, Poland) in the top-flight, and Waddington and Alex DeMuth (Shaker Heights, Ohio/University School) in the third-flight.

Though AIC won the top three singles matches, Bentley's players in the fourth, fifth and sixth flights helped them secure their second victory in a row, both of which have been in NE-10 competition.

Waddington was victorious in the fourth-flight, besting Jakub Simicek 6-2, 6-0. Sophomore Raghav Tanna (Burlington, Mass./Burlington) blanked Jason Popek in the fifth-flight 6-0, 6-0, and freshman Felipe Palacios (Bogata, Columbia/Colegio Nueva Granada) likewise blanked Chandler Long in the sixth-flight by the same score.

The Falcons move to 5-8 overall and 5-1 in the NE-10 with the victory, while the Yellow Jackets drop to 0-2 both overall and in the conference.

Bentley's next match is April 6 at Saint Michael's.