As former head trainer Bid Goswami, who led the crew for 37 years, gained the 2019 Wilson/ITA Department I Males’s Trainer of the Yr over iciness ruin, males’s tennis opened the brand new decade with a robust appearing on the MLK Invitational in Atlanta.

The round-robin event incorporated No. 13 College of Illinois, No. 16 South Carolina, and 2019 NCAA singles champion Paul Jubb of South Carolina.

The Gentle Blue started the weekend with sturdy doubles play, profitable 3 of 4 fits, however may no longer to find the similar vigor in singles with most effective juniors Jason Lui and Austen Huang clinching wins. Alternatively, all the way through day two, the Lions close out their fighters in singles play. On day 3 of the event, the Gentle Blue used to be victorious, because the crew gained all 4 doubles fits and 5 of 7 singles fits.

This used to be a standout event for Huang, who introduced a super 3-Zero singles file house to Morningside Heights; Lui adopted swimsuit with a 2-Zero file.

Junior Rian Pandole rallied again from a dropped 2d set to defeat No. 61 Zeke Clark 6-0, 2-6, 6-3. This used to be the lone ranked win for the Lions this weekend.

The MLK Invitational noticed two 2019 All-American faceoffs as No. 6 Jack Lin took on fellow All-American Aleks Kovacevic. After falling within the first set 6-3, Lin asserted his dominance at the courtroom in the second one set in a 9-7 tiebreaker, ultimately taking all of the fit 6-Four within the 3rd set. Lin’s sole lack of the event used to be to Jubb 7-6 (7-3), 6-Four within the 3rd set on day one.

The Lions noticed the similar luck at the doubles courtroom because the No. Three tandem of senior Jackie Tang and Lin have been victorious in a couple of wins.

General, the Lions will start the twin season with 13 singles wins and 7 doubles victories. The spring twin season will formally start at ITA Kickoff Weekend.

The Gentle Blue will shuttle to Knoxville to tackle No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 25 within the first around. First serve will start at 10 a.m.

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