GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Denver’s men’s tennis season came to a close on Saturday at the at the Ring Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Florida. The Pioneers fell to No. 18 California, 4-1.
Denver opened the match strong, taking the doubles point from the Golden Bears. Fabio Biasion and Max Krammer won at No. 2 doubles, 8-3. The duo of Enej Bonin and Jens Vorkefeld clinched the doubles victory on the No. 1 doubles court, 8-6.
California (16-9) battled its way back to even with a win on the No. 2 singles court. No. 86 Christoffer Konigsfelt was victorious in straight sets over Vorkefeld, 6-3, 6-3.
Denver (12-12) was unable to regain its momentum from doubles play and dropped the next three singles matches to conclude the match and the Pioneers season.
Bonin will continue to play in the singles tournament, set to begin May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill., following the conclusion of the team championship.
1. Bonin/Vorkefeld (DEN) def. Johnson/Konigsfeldt (CAL), 8-6
2. Biasion/Krammer (DEN) def. Engsted/McLachlan (CAL), 8-3
3. Bayane/Melton (CAL) def. Clinkenbeard/Craig (DEN), 8-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1. #59 Enej Bonin (DEN) vs. #38 Ben McLachlan (CAL), DNF 4-6, 6-2, 4-4
2. #86 Christoffer Konigsfelt (CAL) def. Jens Vorkefeld (DEN), 6-3, 6-3
3. #60 Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Max Krammer (DEN), 6-3, 6-2
4. Gregory Bayane (CAL) def. Henry Craig (DEN), 6-2, 6-4
5. Mads Engsted (CAL) def. Fabio Biasion (DEN), 6-4, 6-1
6. Alex Clinkenbeard (DEN) vs. Riki McLachlan (CAL), DNF 5-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 4, 5