Briton tennis players begin fall competition

Briton tennis players begin fall competition

Matthew Czarnecki and Patrick Smoker recorded a pair of victories in singles action as the Albion College men's tennis team started its fall competition in an invitational tournament at Hope College.

A first-year student-athlete who prepped at University of Detroit Jesuit, Czarnecki won both of his matches in straight sets (6-0, 6-0 over Collin Malek; and 7-5, 6-2 over Will Boa).

Smoker, a sophomore who prepped at Kalamazoo Central, scored a 7-6 (4), 1-6, 10-8 victory over Michael Hoffman and a 6-2, 6-0 result over Jonny Stob.

Tselmeg Mendsaikhan earned a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory over Blaise Eisele in singles and he joined Carter Moore for a pair of victories in doubles.

Two more Briton doubles teams (Brett Gurzell and Toma Shngoo and Stephen Smoker and Reece Morey) also recorded wins.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email