October 13, 2012

Men's Tennis Sweeps St. Francis (N.Y.), 7-0, In Conference Opener

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HAMDEN, Conn. – Multiple Bobcats added two wins to their career total on Saturday afternoon; as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team swept Northeast Conference foe St. Francis (N.Y.), 7-0, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Campus. Sophomore Sebastian Barbero (Buenos Aires, Argentina), sophomore Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.), Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.), senior Fahoum Fahoum (Haifa, Israel), Luke Roser (Bernardsville, N.J.) and senior Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) each won in singles and doubles in the team's first win of the season.

Now 13 wins shy of 500 for his career, head coach Mike Quitko was very pleased with the team's effort. "St. Francis (N.Y.) is a much improved team from last year under head coach Chad Davis. It's great to take all seven points in the season-opener, but more importantly we walk away with our first win of the season."

Quinnipiac, now 1-0 overall, kicked off the match with a strong showing in doubles competition. Lane and Fahoum defeated Tita Mba and Martin Grunin, 8-0, in #1 doubles, Ambrosio and Lazerowich defeated Ricardo Garcia and Francesc Terns, 8-6, in #2 doubles, and Barbero and Roser defeated Alex Tokarz and Evan Vrsaljko, 8-0, in #3 doubles.

Fortunately for the Bobcats, singles featured an identical result as the doubles segment. Barbero defeated Mba, 6-2, 6-3, at #1, Ambrosio defeated Terns, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6), at #2, Lane topped Garcia, 6-1, 6-3, at #3, Fahoum defeated Tokarz, 6-1, 6-0, at #4, Roser defeated Grunin, 6-0, 6-1, at #5, and Lazerowich capped off the afternoon with a 6-1, 6-0 win at #6.

The Bobcats return to the courts next weekend at ITA Regionals in New Haven, Conn. The four-day event opens on Thursday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, October 21 at Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The event begins at 9 a.m. each day.

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.

Doubles
Lane/Fahoum def. Mba/Grunin: 8-0
Ambrosio/Lazerowich def. Garcia/Terns: 8-6
Barbero/Roser def. Tokarz/Vrsaljko: 8-0

Singles
Barbero def. Mba: 6-2, 6-3
Ambrosio def. Terns: 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
Lane def. Garcia: 6-1, 6-3
Fahoum def. Tokarz: 6-1, 6-0
Roser def. Grunin: 6-0, 6-1
Lazerowich def. Vrsalijko: 6-1, 6-0

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu