ORLANDO, Fla. – Junior Andrew Weeden's (Martinsville, N.J.) win in No. 1 singles proved to be the difference on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team edged Bucknell University, 4-3, at Sanlando Park in Orlando, Fla. With the match all-square at three apiece, Weeden outlasted Gregg Cohenca for the triumph in the last match of the Bobcats' 2012 Spring Break Trip.
After dropping the first set, 1-6, Weeden battled back to win the second set, 7-6 (6) and force a decisive third set. Weeden took care of business in the final frame, prevailing, 6-3, for the point. In other singles' action, Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) defeated Octavio Canibe, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, in No. 3 and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) topped Kyle Rosen, 6-3, 6-4, in No. 5.
Earlier in the match, the Bobcats captured convincing wins in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles' play to earn the point. James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) defeated Canibe and Scott Bernstein, 8-1, in No. 2, while Ambrosio and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) downed Rosen and Gregory Maxon, also with an 8-1 decision.
With the win, Quinnipiac inched closer to the .500 mark, improving to 3-5 on the season. The Bison, who will take on Chicago State on Friday, descended to 3-7 with the loss.
The Bobcats return to the court next week Thursday with a home match against Boston University. First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the QU Tennis Courts. The Bobcats will then resume conference play on Saturday against Bryant. For all the latest information pertaining to the men's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
No. 1 – Cohenca/Zimmer Def. Weeden/Lane: 8-5
No. 2 – Kwei/Lazerowich Def. Canibe/Bernstein: 8-1
No. 3 – Nelson/Ambrosio Def. Rosen/Maxon: 8-1
No. 1 – Weeden Def. Cohenca: 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3
No. 2 – Zimmer Def. Kwei: 6-2, 4-0, Ret.
No. 3 – Lane Def. Canibe: 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 – Katten Def. Morgenstern: 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Ambrosio Def. Rosen: 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 – Maxson Def. Lazerowich: 6-4, 6-2
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