Freshmen duo faces stiff competition in AZ

Freshmen duo faces

As the tennis season comes to an end, the Engineers competed in one last tournament. After freshmen duo of Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez and Zack Ebenfeld won the doubles title at the ITA Northeast Regional earlier this month, they qualified to compete at the ITA Oracle Cup. The prestigious Oracle Cup took place in Surprise, Arizona this past week.

On Wednesday, Castillo-Sanchez and Ebenfeld played their first round match and lost to a team from Emory University 6–7, 1–6. In the second round, Castillo-Sanchez and Ebenfeld faced a doubles team of seniors from Johns Hopkins University. Castillo-Sanchez and Ebenfeld lost their second round match 1–6, 3–6. The young Rensselaer doubles team played their last match against a strong team from the University of St. Thomas. The Engineers lost the match in three sets 5–7, 7–5, 7–10.

In the end, Castillo-Sanchez and Ebenfeld placed eighth in the tournament. We look forward to the start of tennis season next semester.