HAMDEN, Conn. – In front of a large fan base on Thursday afternoon, the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team welcomed Boston University to the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The Bobcats, who were in search of their third straight win, dropped the non-conference showdown, 5-2, in a tightly played contest. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 3-6 overall on the season.
"It was nice to see such a great crowd on hand for today's match," said Head Coach Mike Quitko. "Our players fed off of the fans' intensity, undoubtedly improving our performance. In particular, I was very pleased with our results in doubles as we head into Northeast Conference play this weekend."
The Bobcats came out strong in the doubles' segment, taking all three matches on the afternoon. Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) and Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) defeated Josh Friedman and Michael Kopelman, 8-5, in No. 1, Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, Mass.) and Corey Morgenstern (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) topped Jesse Frieder and Emilio Teran, 8-6 in No. 2, and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) concluded the sweep with an 8-3 decision in No. 3.
The momentum quickly shifted in singles' play though, as the Terriers captured four out of the six matches for the triumph. Ambrosio and Nelson collected the two points for the Bobcats. Ambrosio defeated Teran, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-2, in No. 4 and Nelson outlasted Hallenbeck, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 5.
Boston University, now 2-11 on the season, returns to the court on Saturday at Sacred Heart.
Quinnipiac is back in action on Saturday when they resume Northeast Conference play against Bryant University. First serve is set for 12 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
No. 1 – (QU) Weeden/Lane Def. (BU) Friedman/Kopelman: 8-5
No. 2 – (QU) Lazerowich/Morgenstern Def. (BU) Frieder/Teran: 8-6
No. 3 – (QU) Ambrosio/Nelson Def. (BU) Hallenbeck/Green: 8-3
No. 1 – (BU) Friedman Def. (QU) Weeden: 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 – (BU) Frieder Def. (QU) Lane: 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
No. 3 – (BU) Kopelman Def. (QU) Morgenstern: 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 – (QU) Ambrosio Def. (BU) Teran: 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-2
No. 5 – (QU) Nelson Def. (BU) Hallenbeck: 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 – (BU) Chang Def. (QU) Petrini: 6-2, 7-5
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