Weeden Falls In Quarterfinals Of Connecticut State Championships

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) defeated his opponent in the Round of 16 on Saturday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team competed in the second day of the Connecticut State Championships, hosted by Yale at the  at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

In his first match of the afternoon, Weeden defeated Yale's Joel Samaha in a tie-breaker, 6-2, 3-6 (10-5). With the triumph, he advanced to the quarterfinals, where Weeden faced off against another member of Yale's squad. However, Kyle Dawson won the match, 6-2, 6-1, to eliminate Weeden from the tournament. Senior James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.), the other participant of the QU team to advance to the Round of 16, lost his match to Yale's Daniel Hoffman, 6-3, 7-6.  

In doubles' action, Weeden and freshman Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) fell to a tandem from Fairfield, 8-2, in the quarterfinals.

Several Bobcats also took part in consolation play during the day as well. Corey Morgenstern (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) won two matches to advance to the semifinals, while Ambrosio and John Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) each collected a victory.

In doubles consolations, the pairing of Kwei and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) and the duo of Petrini and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) each advanced to the finals of their respective brackets with two victories.

The final day of competition is tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

Contact: Anthony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu