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Skidmore Athletics | May 8, 2014

Skidmore denies Yeshiva's hunt for first win

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Skidmore advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament after a 5-0 win against Yeshiva in an NCAA Regional played at Middlebury.

The Thoroughbreds (14-7) will take on Williams (15-6) in a second-round match-up on Friday. The Maccabees, making their first NCAA tournament appearance, finish at 13-3 on the year.

Miles Ransom and Gabe Steerman made quick work of Charles Saka and Robby Rubin at No. 3, earning an 8-0 victory. Shortly thereafter, Jimmy Sherpa and Nick Tong were 8-1 winners against Dmitri Lebedyev and Jeremy Seftel in the second spot. The top doubles match was a bit more of a battle, as Oliver Loutsenko and Danny Knight came from down 4-5 to earn an 8-5 win versus Igal Mostkov and Steven Jemal to give the Thoroughbreds a 3-0 lead.

Skidmore came within one victory of securing the match when Ransom had little trouble with Seftel at No. 4 singles, earning a 6-0, 6-0 win. Knight did the same at No. 3, besting Jemal 6-0, 6-0 to secure the victory for the Thoroughbreds.

Loutsenko, Sherpa, Steerman and Kai Yuen Leung were all up a set in their respective matches for Skidmore.