Men's Tennis Edges Bucknell, 4-3, On Final Day Of Spring Break Trip

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Junior Andrew Weeden's (Martinsville, N.J.) win in No. 1 singles proved to be the difference on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team edged Bucknell University, 4-3, at Sanlando Park in Orlando, Fla. With the match all-square at three apiece, Weeden outlasted Gregg Cohenca for the triumph in the last match of the Bobcats' 2012 Spring Break Trip.

After dropping the first set, 1-6, Weeden battled back to win the second set, 7-6 (6) and force a decisive third set. Weeden took care of business in the final frame, prevailing, 6-3, for the point. In other singles' action, Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) defeated Octavio Canibe, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, in No. 3 and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) topped Kyle Rosen, 6-3, 6-4, in No. 5.

Earlier in the match, the Bobcats captured convincing wins in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles' play to earn the point. James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) defeated Canibe and Scott Bernstein, 8-1, in No. 2, while Ambrosio and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) downed Rosen and Gregory Maxon, also with an 8-1 decision.

With the win, Quinnipiac inched closer to the .500 mark, improving to 3-5 on the season. The Bison, who will take on Chicago State on Friday, descended to 3-7 with the loss.

The Bobcats return to the court next week Thursday with a home match against Boston University. First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the QU Tennis Courts. The Bobcats will then resume conference play on Saturday against Bryant. For all the latest information pertaining to the men's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Doubles
No. 1 – Cohenca/Zimmer Def. Weeden/Lane: 8-5
No. 2 – Kwei/Lazerowich Def. Canibe/Bernstein: 8-1  
No. 3 – Nelson/Ambrosio Def. Rosen/Maxon: 8-1

Singles
No. 1 – Weeden Def. Cohenca: 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3
No. 2 – Zimmer Def. Kwei: 6-2, 4-0, Ret.
No. 3 – Lane Def. Canibe: 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 – Katten Def. Morgenstern: 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Ambrosio Def. Rosen: 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 – Maxson Def. Lazerowich: 6-4, 6-2

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu