The Drew University Men’s Tennis Team have shown tremendous momentum so far this season, as they emerged victorious against both Rutgers University-Camden, and John Jay University on March 18. The team posted 9-0 scores in both matches, moving their record to a tremendous 9-1, with five of those matches coming with a 9-0 score.
Salikh Gilmutdinov (’17) won both his singles and doubles matches while pairing up with teammate Will Morrison (’19) to beat their opponents at the top doubles spot. Vineet Vemulapally (’19) cruised through one doubles and two singles matches with only one loss against his name. Alongside him was Geoffrey Diehl (’20), who worked together to post a perfect 8-0 triumph against Camden’s No. 2 spot. Diehl, aided by Kevin Shulca (’19), Bryce Weizer (’20), and Lloyd Goldstein (’20), produced perfect victories against John Jay’s top three singles spots. Chris Thompson (’19), along with Weizer, posted victories against their fourth, fifth and sixth spots as well. The duos of Shulca and Thompson, and Chris Morville (’19) and Parker Diamond (’20), posted doubles victories against both John Jay and Camden.
The team returned to the court on March 23, only to further prove their might. The Rangers posted yet another 9-0 victory against the United States Merchant Marine Academy, extending their winning streak to a total of 5. Winning their respective singles matches from the first through fourth spots were Salikh Gilmutdinov, Vineet Vemulapally, Will Morrison (’17) and Geoffrey Diehl. To further add to this set of impressive victories, Gilmutdinov and Morrison clinched the victory against USMMA’s top doubles spot, Vemulapally and Diehl against their second spot, and Parker Diamond and Chris Morville were victorious against the third doubles spot.
The Rangers, having lost only one match so far this season, now hold a remarkable record of 10-1.