March 11, 2013

Men’s Tennis Tops Jackson State University, 5-2

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Quinnipiac University men's tennis team battled back from a 1-0 deficit on Monday afternoon and defeated Jackson State University, 5-2, in the first game of the Bobcats spring break trip in Orlando, Fla. Quinnipiac won five matches in singles, including three win in a deciding set, to improve to 3-5 on the season.

Sebastian Barbero (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) fared well for the Q in doubles, cruising to an 8-1 victory at No. 3. However, the Tigers' top-two pairs outlasted the Bobcats at No. 1 and No. 2 and took an early lead with the point.

As they have done all season long, the Bobcats answered with a strong showing in singles competition. Fahoum Fahoum (Haifa, Israel) earned Quinnipiac's first point with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2; Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) earned his 40th career win with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3; Luke Roser (Bernardsville, N.J.) defeated Jose Luque, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 11-9, at No. 4; Lane battled back for a 1-6, 7-5, 10-5 win at No. 5; and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) picked up career win No. 51 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Marko Milosavljevic at No. 6.

Doubles
#1 – Luque/Martinez (JSU) def. Fahoum/Roser (QU): 8-6
#2 – Morales/Patino (JSU) def. Ambrosio/Lazerowich (QU): 8-5
#3 – Barbero/Lane (QU) def. Geria/Milosavljevic (JSU): 8-1

Singles
#1 – Martinez (JSU) def. Barbero (QU): 6-1, 6-1
#2 – Fahoum (QU) def. Geria (JSU): 6-3, 6-1
#3 – Ambrosio (QU) def. Morales (JSU): 6-4, 6-2
#4 – Roser (QU) def. Luque (JSU): 3-6, 7-6 (5), 11-9
#5 – Lane (QU) def. Patino (JSU): 1-6, 7-5, 10-5
#6 – Nelson (QU) def. Milosavljevic (JSU): 6-2, 6-0

With the loss, Jackson State fell to 4-8 on the season. The Tigers return to action tomorrow against South Carolina State in Orlando.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Men's Tennis Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu