Pathi, Altmeyer have singles success at ITA Regionals

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Colby College's Sumukh Pathi won the first two matches of his singles career, including a win over an All-American and the eighth-seeded player, to make the round of 16 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Regional Championships.

After winning twice Friday, Pathi fell 6-2, 6-0 to Austin Barr of Williams College on Saturday. 

Pathi opened with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Trinity College's Kyle Scheffers. Against eighth-seeded Tyler Barr of MIT, Pathi won 7-6 (4) in the first set before Barr retired from the match. 

"Sumukh played some great tennis and was able to be tough at the right times in his second match to take out a seeded player," Colby head coach Jason Cohen said. "It's a truly amazing start to his college career."
 
Colby teammate Scott Altmeyer won his opening round match with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Babson College's Brandon Rosenbluth. Altmeyer then fell 6-1, 6-3 to eighth-seeded Luke Tercek of Bowdoin College. 
 
In doubles play, Pathi and Shaw Speer had a tough draw and fell 8-2 to second-seeded Alex Taylor and Brian Grodecki of Williams in the opening round. Taylor/Grodecki paird together last year to make the semi-finals of the NCAA Doubles Championships.
 
"We had a tough doubles match to start, but we competed well and did fairly well at things we could control," Cohen said.