March 10, 2014

Fords net 1st win of season

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico – The Haverford College men's tennis team earned its first win of the 2014 season with a 5-4 non-conference victory over Wabash College on Monday morning. Luis Acaba picked up two wins for the Fords, pairing with Sloan Millman for a doubles victory then battling for his second point with a win at No. 1 singles.

Acaba and Millman were one of three pairings that gave Haverford (1-1) a 3-0 lead over Wabash (5-9) after doubles action.

Harrison Elbert and Matt Romei teamed up at No. 2 while John Cummings and Robert Homan were the No. 3 tandem to go along with Acaba and Millman at 1-doubles.

Two singles points, from Acaba at No. 1 and Andy Dougherty at No. 4, clinched the victory for Haverford.

Dougherty made quick work of Wabash's Nate Koelper, powering to a 6-2, 6-1 win.

Acaba dropped his first set, 6-1, to Wade Miller before rolling to 6-1, 6-2 wins in the second and third sets to clinch the victory and winning point for the Fords.

Millman and Matt Romei nearly added to the points total for Haverford. Millman, at 6-singles, split the two sets against Mazin Hakim before falling 1-0 (10-4) in the third. Romei split his first two sets at No. 3 against the Little Giants' Mark Troiano but dropped the third by a 1-0 (10-3) count.

Haverford's spring trip continues with another match Wednesday morning. The Fords will square off against the University of at Puerto Rico-Rio Piedros for another non-conference outing.