West Windsor, N.J. – The saying “less is more” is certainly proving true for the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) men’s tennis team this season. The Vikings only have four players, but they are four men on a mission -- winning six matches against teams wtih full rosters.
The Vikings complete the regular season with a 6-7 record and will compete in the Region 19 Tournament at Mercer County Park this weekend, May 1- 3. The top two teams will advance to the NJCAA Division III Championship in Plano, Tex., held May 9-15.
The victories are especially impressive, given that the Vikings were forced to give up points entering every match. Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla says it's a testimony to the work ethic of his team. "Being nearly .500 this season is quite an accomplishment. These are good players who have been eager to learn and improve."
Freshman Brandon Davis (Woodbridge, NJ/John F. Kennedy Memorial) is 10-3 at no. 1 singles and has won a match at that highly competitive flight against every team in Region 19. Davis’s talent pairs well with the improved play of sophomore Tyler Sincoskie (Mount Holly, NJ/Rancocas Valley). The two have led Mercer’s no. 1 doubles team to 9-3 on the season. Sincoskie is 6-6 at no. 2 singles.
Coach Vecchiolla is particularly proud of the progress of Sincoskie and sophomore Angelo Codilla (Trenton, NJ/Ewing) since last year. Codilla is 6-6 on the season at no. 3 singles and has teamed with freshman Erik Wiener (Trenton, NJ/Hamilton West) to go 7-5 at no. 2 doubles. Wiener has been a solid addition to the roster, finishing the regular season 7-4 at no. 4 singles.
Coach Vecchiolla hopes his 2015 squad can show just a little more of the right stuff this weekend and finish as one of the top two at the Region 19 Tournament.
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