September 30, 2012

Four Bobcats Win Flights At UConn Invitational

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STORRS, Conn. –The Quinnipiac University men's tennis team garnered four titles on Sunday morning, as the Bobcats dominated the singles portion of the UConn Invitational up in Storrs, Conn. at the Connecticut Tennis Courts. Sophomore Sebastian Barbero (Buenos Aires, Argentina), senior Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.), sophomore John Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) and senior Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) each won their respective flights in the tournament.

"Our guys really stepped up in singles today," said head coach Mike Quitko. "To win four out of five flights really says a lot about the talent on our team this year. I'm looking forward to hosting the Quinnipiac Invitational next weekend."

In the most exciting match of the day, Barbero outlasted Hartford's Jordan Badenko in a third-set tie-breaker after falling behind early. The Argentinian battled back from a 0-6 loss in the first set, taking the second set 6-4 and the tie-break, 17-15, in thrilling fashion.

In each of the other three wins, Quinnipiac swept its opponents in straight sets. Lane defeated UConn's Wayne Harrell, 7-5, 6-0; Lazerowich topped UConn's Joshua Palmer, 6-4, 6-4; and Petrini defeated Boston University's Brandon Phan, 6-2, 6-1 for the fourth and final victory.

Sophomore Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) also took the court for the Bobcats but fell short, 6-4, 6-4, in a showdown with BU's Jesse Frieder.

The Bobcats return to the court for the 2012 Quinnipiac University Invitational next weekend. The three-day event kicks off on Friday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. and will run through the weekend with the finals expected to be played on Sunday morning. 

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Men's Tennis Schedule will also be available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu