Drew University hosted the ITA Division III North Regionals Men’s Tennis Championship from Sept. 28-Oct. 1, with many of Drew’s own athletes competing.
The championship consisted of the Singles/Doubles Main Draw, Singles/Doubles B Draw and the Singles C Draw. Drew University’s Jesse Faro (‘26) and Joshua Thomas (‘27) competed in the Singles Main Draw, while Avi Perera (C’23) and Daryl Wong Li-Hom (‘24) competed in the Doubles Main Draw. The Rangers also had five athletes compete in the Singles B Draw, two teams compete in the Doubles B Draw and 10 athletes compete in the Singles C Draw.
During the Main Draw’s first round, which took place on Friday, Sept. 29, Drew’s tennis athletes took on strong opponents across the board. Perera and Wong played against the second overall seed, Aiden Drover-Mattinen and Andy Zu from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the draw, losing 8-0. Faro competed in a close match against Coby Feldman from Hamilton College, losing 8-6.
Despite facing difficult opponents in the Main Draw, Drew tennis players accumulated a multitude of wins in the Singles C Draw. Boasting a combined total of 19 wins over 23 matches, the Rangers were a force to be reckoned with. Wins leader Yassine Rahi (‘27) ended 3-1 while Thomas, Ty Geligns (‘27), Sergey Kravchenko (‘25), Owen Reynolds (‘25), Nicolas Mobayed (‘27), Ian Michel (‘27) and Daniel Arcari (‘27) had 2-0 records in the draw.
With the season closing, the Drew Men’s Tennis team will return to play again in the spring.
Brandon Dennis is senior majoring in English.