April 10, 2010

Men's Tennis Defeats Boston University, 5-2

HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior John Hughes (Springfield, Mass.) and freshman Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) both earned two victories as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team defeated Boston University, 5-2, Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-2, while the Terriers fall to 4-10.

Hughes and Weeden paired at No. 2 doubles to defeat James Bernstein and Alex Hallenbeck, 8-2. Hughes then beat Hallenbeck, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 2 singles, while Weeden got past Bill Kring, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 3.

Brian Mikkelson (Mequon, Wis.) and James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) helped the Bobcats clinch the doubles point with an 8-5 victory at No. 1 over Jeff Chudacoff and Anders Rathlev. Mikkelson trailed 4-1 in the first set of his top singles match before retiring to Bernstein.

Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) made quick work of Regis Chang at No. 4, 6-1, 6-1. Charlie Feldman (Easton, Conn.) also picked up a singles victory at No. 5, defeating Alex Green, 6-3, 6-1.

Marcus Vanberkel took the second point for BU, defeating Alex Lazerowich at No. 6, 7-6 (4), 7-5. The Terriers also took No. 3 doubles, as Kring and Green beat Feldman and Dillon Kraus (Bayside, N.Y.), 8-5.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday morning, when they play host to defending NEC Champion Sacred Heart. Matches are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.