Men's Tennis Cruises Past Bryant In Doubles; Falls To Binghamton

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Quinnipiac University men's tennis team squared off against Binghamton University and Bryant on Saturday night, as the Bobcats took on the Bearcats and Bulldogs at a neutral site in non-conference showdowns. Playing at Brown University in Providence, R.I., Binghamton defeated QU, 7-0, in the 5:30 p.m match, which was followed by a doubles-only encounter with the NEC foe. The Bobcats prevailed 3-1 in the doubles session.

The Bearcats surrendered just two sets to the Bobcats in the singles segment. James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) and Corey Morgenstern (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) boasted first-set triumphs in their match-ups, but couldn't fend off their opponents. Ruben Devos battled back to defeat Kwei, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 slot, while Morgenstern fell short in a tie-break to Rafael Rodrigues, 1-6, 6-3 (10-4).

Later in the evening, Quinnipiac bounced back in doubles action against the Bulldogs. The duos of Kwei and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, Mass.), Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) and Micah Bailey (Miami, Fla.) and John Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) were all triumphant in their match-ups. Kwei and Lazerowich finished 8-5, Weeden and Bailey won 9-8 (3) and Petrini and Ambrosio went 8-3.

The men's tennis team returns to the court on Sunday against Brown University. All the action picks up at 2:30 p.m. in Providence, R.I.

Doubles vs. Binghamton
No. 1 - Bornkessel/Devos Def. Kwei/Lazerowich: 8-3
No. 2 - Lesage/R. Haggai Def. Weeden/Bailey: 8-3
No. 3 - Dinia/Van Kann Def. Ambrosio/Morgenstern: 8-2

Singles vs. Binghamton
No. 1 – A. Haggai Def. Weeden: 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Devos Def. Kwei: 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 - Lesage Def. Ambrosio: 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 - Dinia Def. Petrini: 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Rodrigues Def. Morgenstern: 1-6, 6-3 (10-4)
No. 6 – R. Haggai Def. Nelson: 6-1, 6-3

Doubles vs. Bryant
No. 1 - Kwei/Lazerowich Def. Arguello/Gonzalez: 8-5
No. 2 - Weeden/Bailey Def. Huot/Parziale: 9-8 (3)
No. 3 - Petrini/Ambrosi Def. Orobity/Coumoyer: 8-3
No. 4 - Sipala/Crowley Def. Morgenstern/Shapiro: 8-5

Contact: Tony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu