WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's tennis team was just a few points away from their eighth straight win over Hartford, but then it started raining. With the Bobcats in front, 2-0, play was suspended and then cancelled because of the weather. The match will not be rescheduled.
Quinnipiac entered the match with wins in seven straight against the Hawks, and were very close to making it eight in a row. The Bobcats earned the point at doubles, then another at No. 3 singles, and were leading in three other matches. Unfortunately, rain began to pummel the courts and play was suspended.
In doubles action, Fahoum Fahoum (Haifa, Israel) and Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.) picked up their second win when playing together, and Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) and Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) defeated Luis Montes and Alex Holdstein, 8-2, at No. 3.
Ambrosio made it two wins on the day with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles, while three others were leading before play was suspended. Fahoum, Roser, Lane and Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.) each won the first set in their respective matches.
#1 – Fahoum/Lane (QU) def. Badenko/Sharwarko (HART): 9-7
#2 – Neves/Isaacson (HART) def. Roser/Lazerowich (QU): 8-4
#3 – Ambrosio/Nelson (QU) def. Montes/Holdstein (HART): 8-2
#1 – Badenko (HART) leading Barbero (QU): 6-1, 2-3
#2 – Fahoum (QU) leading Neves (HART): 6-1, 5-1
#3 – Ambrosio (QU) def. Sharwarko (HART): 6-1, 6-1
#4 – Roser (QU) leading Isaacson (HART): 6-3, 4-0
#5 – Lane (QU) leading Montes (HART): 6-1, 4-1
#6 – Lazerowich (QU) leading Nedelcu (HART): 6-2, 6-7
Quinnipiac resumes Northeast Conference play on Friday, April 5, when the Bobcats head over to Fairfield, Conn. for a clash with Sacred Heart. First serve is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Tennis Courts.
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