Golden Bears Notch 6-2 Non-Conference Win over Johnson & Wales

Photo by Rachael Margossian
Photo by Rachael Margossian

Surawski wins clincher 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3 singles

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 11, 2017) – The Western New England University men's tennis team notched a 6-2, non-conference victory over Johnson & Wales University on Tuesday afternoon at the Volvo Outdoor Courts.

Top Performers
• Freshman Luke Surawski (Wethersfield, Conn.) clinched the match for the Golden Bears with his comeback victory over Ryan Schiele at No. 3 singles. Surawski dropped the opening set, 6-2, before claiming set two by a 7-5 score and sealing the win with a 6-3 result in the third set. The freshman also teamed up with sophomore Michael Tran (West Haven, Conn.) for an 8-5 win over Schiele and Taylor Farmer at No. 2 doubles.

Match Review
• In addition to Surawski and Tran's victory, freshman David Kalmer (Slingerlands, N.Y.) and sophomore Justin Kohut (South Windsor, Conn.) registered an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles over Andre Barbero and Nicholas Auffret.
• Kalmer's No. 1 singles match was unfinished due to darkness, while Kohut defeated Auffret, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2.
• Farmer topped Tran, 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4 singles, while freshman Griffin Arnold (Meriden, Conn.) and junior Kevin Yawgel (Cromwell, Conn.) were victorious in the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively.

Up Next
Western New England (5-7) will be back in action on Saturday with another non-conference match against Johnson State at the Volvo Courts at noon.

Singles competition
1. David Kalmer (WNE) vs. Andre Barbero (JWUMT) unfinished
2. Justin Kohut (WNE) def. Nicholas Auffret (JWUMT) 6-2, 6-4
3. Luke Surawski (WNE) def. Ryan Schiele (JWUMT) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
4. Taylor Farmer (JWUMT) def. Michael Tran (WNE) 6-0, 6-4
5. Griffin Arnold (WNE) def. Tyler Dupee (JWUMT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Kevin Yawgel (WNE) def. Jack Hopkins (JWUMT) 6-1, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. David Kalmer/Justin Kohut (WNE) def. Andre Barbero/Nicholas Auffret (JWUMT) 8-3
2. Michael Tran/Luke Surawski (WNE) def. Ryan Schiele/Taylor Farmer (JWUMT) 8-5
3. Tyler Dupee/Jack Hopkins (JWUMT) def. Griffin Arnold/Nick Raschilla (WNE) 8-3