Men's Tennis Defeated By Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-1

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TEANECK, N.J. – Freshman Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) picked up his 17th and 18th wins of the season on Friday afternoon, but the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team dropped a Northeast Conference match to Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-1, at the FDU Tennis Center. Ambrosio collected the lone Bobcats' point in No. 4 singles while pairing with James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) for a triumph in No. 2 doubles.

With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 3-8 overall and 1-2 in league competition. The Knights, now winners in four straight, improve to 8-7, 1-0 in the conference.

For the first time this year, Kwei and Ambrosio were paired together for the Bobcats in the doubles segment. In a tightly played contest, Kwei and Ambrosio topped Yuri Gricheno and Dominic Hemy, 8-6, in No. 2, aiding the Bobcats towards the point. However, FDU prevailed in No. 1 and No. 3 for an early 1-0 lead.

The Knights carried the momentum into singles play, taking all but one match from the visiting Bobcats. Ambrosio defeated Peter Skvarka, 6-4, 6-4, to put QU on the scoreboard. Ambrosio has now won four matches in a row dating back to his match against Bucknell on March 15.

Fairleigh Dickinson resumes NEC competition on Sunday against Sacred Heart. First serve is set for 1 p.m. in Teaneck, N.J.

Quinnipiac returns to the court on Monday afternoon with a 1 p.m. matinee against Villanova at the VU Tennis Complex in Villanova, Pa. For all of the latest news, scores and highlights pertaining to the men's tennis program, please visit

1. Berzins/Shams (FDU) def. Weeden/Lane (QU): 8-4
2. Kwei/Ambrosio (QU) def. Gricheno/D. Hemy (FDU): 8-6
3. M. Hemy/Skvarka (FDU) def. Morgenstern/Lazerowich (QU): 8-0

1. Berzins (FDU) def. Weeden (QU): 6-0, 6-0
2. Shams (FDU) def. Kwei (QU): 6-1, 6-0
3. Gricheno (FDU) def. Lane (QU): 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 10-6 
4. M. Hemy (FDU) def. Morgenstern (QU): 6-4, 6-4
5. Ambrosio (QU) def. Skvarka (FDU): 6-4, 6-4
6. D. Hemy (FDU) def. Chris Nelson (QU): 6-2, 6-4

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