Men's Tennis Cruises Past Villanova, 6-1

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VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Quinnipiac University men's team put together a very strong outing on Monday afternoon, as the Bobcats went on the road and defeated Villanova University, 6-1, at the Villanova Tennis Complex. QU swept the doubles segment for the first point and then followed by taking five of the six singles match-ups. Freshman Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) also extended his winning-streak to five straight.

With the victory, the Bobcats snapped a three-game skid, improving to 4-8 on the season. The Villanova Wildcats fall to 5-12 after the losing effort.

The Bobcats opened the non-conference showdown with a solid showing in doubles, taking all three match-ups. Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) and James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) defeated Thomas O'Brien and Kelly Donaldson, 8-6, in No. 1, Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) and Ambrosio topped Matt Colonnese and Tim Abbracciamento, 8-5, and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, Mass.) completed the sweep with an 8-6 decision in No. 3.

After a short break, the Bobcats returned to the court with a similar performance in singles competition. Weeden defeated O'Brien, 6-2, 6-3, in No. 1, Kwei defeated Colonnese, 6-4, 6-2, in No. 2, Lane defeated Ryan Peyton, 6-1, 7-6 (5), in No. 3, Morgenstern defeated Mike Rosengren, 7-5, 6-4, in No. 4 and Ambrosio topped Abbracciamento, 6-4, 6-4, in No. 5.

Villanova will return to action on Wednesday against NEC foe Sacred Heart. First serve is set for 2 p.m. in Fairfield, Conn.

QU will host Monmouth University on Thursday, April 5 for its next match. First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. For all of the latest news, scores and highlights pertaining to the men's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Doubles
1. Weeden/Kwei (QU) Def. O'Brien/Donaldson (VU): 8-6
2. Lane/Ambrosio (QU) def. Colonnese/Abbracciamento (VU): 8-5
3. Nelson/Lazerowich (QU) Def. Peyton/Rosengren: 8-6

Singles
1. Weeden (QU) Def. O'Brien (VU): 6-2, 6-3
2. Kwei (QU) Def. Colonnese (VU): 6-4, 6-2
3. Lane (QU) Def. Peyton (VU): 6-1, 7-6 (5)   
4. Morgenstern (QU) Def. Rosengren (VU): 7-5, 6-4
5. Ambrosio (QU) def. Abbracciamento (VU): 6-4, 6-4
6. Melles (VU) Def. Petrini (QU): 6-4, 7-5

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu