March 28, 2013

Seniors Propel Men’s Tennis to Non-Conference Win; Bobcats Top Fairfield, 5-2

HAMDEN, Conn. – Just one day removed from the court, the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team responded nicely to its quick turnaround with a 5-2 victory over Fairfield University at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Campus. Led by its senior class, the Bobcats erased a 1-0 deficit with five wins in the singles segment for the team's fourth victory of the season.

Seniors Fahoum Fahoum (Haifa, Israel), Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.), sophomore Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) and Luke Roser (Bernardsville, N.J.) each captured a point for the Bobcats. With the win, Quinnipiac improved to 4-9 on the season while also ending a three-game slide. 

Fahoum earned his 66th career victory and 18th with the Bobcats, defeating Erik Kremheller, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 1. It marked his first win when playing in the top slot. Ambrosio defeated Dennis Zlobinsky for his 41st career victory at No. 2; Roser earned his 17th career victory at No. 3; Lane notched his 73rd career win at No. 4; and Lazerowich cruised past Cameron Amyot, 6-0, 6-2, for his 74th career victory at No. 5.

Fairfield tallied the doubles point by winning all three matches. Lazerowich and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) fared the best for the Bobcats at No. 3, forcing a tie-break to determine the match. Fairfield's George Tioutine and Reece Breault made it a clean sweep with an 8-7 (3) decision. 

Doubles
#1 – Zlobinski/Solomon (FAIR) def. Ambrosio/Fahoum (QU): 8-3
#2 – Kremheller/Amyot (FAIR) def. Morgenstern/Roser (QU): 8-3
#3 – Tioutine/Breault (FAIR) def. Lazerowich/Nelson (QU): 8-7 (3)

Singles
#1 – Fahoum (QU) def. Zlobinsky (FAIR): 6-3, 6-0
#2 – Ambrosio (QU) def. Solomon (FAIR): 7-5, 7-5
#3 – Roser (QU) def. Tioutine (FAIR) def.: 7-6 (5), 1-6, 10-3
#4 – Lane (QU) def. Amyot (FAIR): 6-3, 6-4
#5 – Lazerowich (QU) def. Mirabile (FAIR): 6-0, 6-2
#6 – Breault (FAIR) def. Petrini (QU): 6-4, 5-7, 11-9

Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, March 30 with a crucial NEC showdown against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Bobcats and the Knights will square off at 3 p.m. following the conclusion of the women's tennis match between QU and FDU.

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.