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Men's tennis cruises past Lebanon Valley, 8-1

(Posted October 10, 2008)

ANNVILLE, Pa. -- Juniata College swept all six singles matches to complete an 8-1 victory over Lebanon Valley College, in men's tennis action Friday afternoon in Annville, Pa.

The Eagles (8-1) sweep in singles was led by Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic), who logged a 6-2, 6-2 victory at #1 singles over Lebanon Valley's Matt Grodzinski. Skoner teamed with Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) in an 8-3 win at #2 doubles, while Ross Imbrie (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) and Tucker Good (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) had an 8-2 win at #3 doubles.

Imbrie also won his #6 singles match over Kyle Kahl, 6-0, 6-2, while Rhodes was victorious at #5 singles, 6-4, 6-3.

Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), Ryan Navarro (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle), and Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) also won singles matches for Juniata.

The lone Lebanon Valley win was at #1 doubles, where Jared Zeigler and Jon Gingrich narrowly downed the Juniata tandem of Silver and Chakrabarti, 9-7.

Juniata will compete on Saturday and Sunday at the Landmark Individual Tournament, hosted by the University of Scranton.

MEN'S TENNIS
Juniata 8, Lebanon Valley 1


Doubles
1 - Jared Zeigler/Jon Gingrich (LVC) def. Jarrad Silver/Arnab Chakrabarti, 9-7
2 - Jonathan Skoner/Aaron Rhodes (JC) def. Matt Grodzinski/Andrew Levin, 8-3
3 - Ross Imbrie/Tucker Good (JC) def. Kyle Kahl/Matt Garber, 8-2

Singles
1 - Skoner (JC) def. Grodzinski, 6-2, 6-2
2 - Silver (JC) def. Zeigler, 7-6, 6-2
3 - Ryan Navarro (JC) def. Gingrich, 7-5, 6-2
4 - Chakrabarti (JC) def. Matt Hotchkiss, 6-3, 6-0
5 - Rhodes (JC) def. Levin, 6-4, 6-3
6 - Imbrie (JC) def. Kahl, 6-0, 6-2

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