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Men's tennis ready to open spring season Saturday

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Scott Altmeyer came on so strong last year that he earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Region Player to Watch honor at the end of the season.

Altmeyer made that pick look good after winning the 'A' Flight at the Wallach Invitational during the 2018 fall season. He and the Mules now open the spring season Saturday with a noon home match against University of Southern Maine. Colby faces Franklin Pierce University on Sunday at 4 p.m. at home.
 
The Colby men finished the 2017-18 season ranked 14th in the Northeast Region. The Mules have many key players returning from that team.
 
"We've got a really motivated group of young men who are working hard to get better every day," said Colby head coach Adam Reeb, who is in his first year with the Mules. "Our focus has been on daily improvement and trusting the process. The guys have been putting the work in and we're ready now to start competing."
 
Altmeyer begins the spring season ranked 17th in the country and fifth in the Northeast Region in singles play. He and teammate Sumukh Pathi went 10-5 in doubles play last year and finished ranked 12th in the region.
 
Pathi was 8-4 at the second singles spot, while the Mules also return Garrett Reiter (pictured) at three. Reiter went 9-6 in singles and 8-5 in doubles a year ago. Luis Gonzalez Kompalic played at the fifth and sixth singles spots.
 
Jonathan Hallal, Hans Hwang, Peter Messenger, and Jimmy McGuire also return for Colby. Max Schuermann is the lone first-year on the squad.