HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) picked up career wins No. 121 and 122 on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team dealt Sacred Heart at 4-3 loss on Senior Day at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Kwei was honored for his historic career with the program prior to the team's seventh win of the season.
With the win, the Bobcats improved to 7-8 overall and wrapped up Northeast Conference play at 3-2. The Bobcats have solidified the fourth seed in the upcoming tournament, which is slated to begin on April 20. The Pioneers fell to 4-10, 1-4 in the league.
Quinnipiac continued its stellar doubles play in the opening segment, taking all three matches from the Pioneers. Kwei and Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) doubled up Logan Mohring and Jacob Miller, 8-4, in No. 1, Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) defeated Justin Pagan and Chadd Sullo, 8-3, in No. 2, and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, Mass.) topped Luka Bagi and John Lopresti, 9-8 (12), in No. 3.
After the intermission, the Bobcats earned the three points needed to take the match. Kwei cruised past Pagan, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 2 for his 122nd career win, Lane defeated Bagi, 6-4, 6-1, in No. 3 and Ambrosio extended his winning streak to eight straight with a 6-2, 6-2, triumph over Lopresti in No. 5.
Sacred Heart has a quick turnaround with a home match against Fairfield tomorrow afternoon. First serve is set for 3 p.m.
QU is back in action on Saturday at Stony Brook. First serve is set for 12 p.m. in New York. For all of the latest news, scores and highlights pertaining to the men's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
1. (QU) Weeden/Kwei Def. (SHU) Mohring/Miller: 8-4
2. (QU) Lane/Ambrosio Def. (SHU) Pagan/Sullo: 8-3
3. (QU) Nelson/Lazerowich Def. (SHU) Bagi/Lopresti: 9-8 (12)
1. (SHU) Sullo Def. (QU) Weeden: 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
2. (QU) Kwei Def. (SHU) Pagan: 6-2, 6-0
3. (QU) Lane Def. (SHU) Bagi: 6-4, 6-1
4. (SHU) Mohring Def. (QU) Morgenstern: 4-6, 6-4, (10-6)
5. (QU) Ambrosio Def. (SHU) Lopresti: 6-2, 6-2
6. (SHU) Miller Def. (QU) Petrini: 4-6, 7-6, (10-8)
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