Big Red doubles up Ohio Dominican

Grant Veltman (L) and Shankar Rajupet each logged two wins against ODU.
Grant Veltman (L) and Shankar Rajupet each logged two wins against ODU.

In its first dual action of the season, the Denison men's tennis team knocked off Ohio Dominican, 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon in Granville, Ohio.

The Big Red quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles play.  Junior Andrew Marczak and sophomore Casey Cempre posted a dominating 8-1 decision over Tito Bonadonna and Justin Tjon at the second flights.

The teams of Grant Veltman and Shankar Rajupet, and Jackson O'Gorman-Bean and Graham Gettel both logged 9-7 decisions at first and third doubles, respectively.  Veltman and Rajupet edged Walid Gtari and Tyler Johnston, while O'Gorman-Bean and Gettel slipped past Gerardo Perez and Patrick Ohanian.

In singles action, Veltman, Marczak and Rajupet all logged straight-set wins at the second, third and fourth flights.  Veltman topped Johnston 6-3, 6-0, while Marczak and Rajupet defeated Tjon (6-4, 6-2) and Perez (6-0, 6-2), respectively.

Denison improves to 1-0 on the year, while the Panthers fall to 0-1.  The Big Red returns to competition on Friday at the ITA Central Regional in Indianapolis, Ind.