April 14, 2013

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Hofstra on Senior Day, 7-0

HAMDEN, Conn. – In front of family and friends on Mount Carmel Campus, the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team breezed past Hofstra University, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon while celebrating Senior and Alumni Day at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Prior to the match, Quinnipiac honored its senior class members, Garrett Lane (Reading, Mass.), Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.), Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) and Fahoum Fahoum (Haifa, Israel), for their dedication and commitment to the men's tennis program.

Quinnipiac, now 8-11 overall and winners in four of its last five matches, continued to make progress at doubles with another win. Nelson and Lazerowich teamed up for their first win of the season when paired together, defeating Matthew Gemmell and Pedro Gimenez, 8-2, at No. 2 doubles. Hofstra needed to forfeit at No. 3 doubles which granted Quinnipiac the point and a 1-0 lead.

Quinnipiac fed off of the momentum generated in doubles play by sweeping through the singles segment. Not one Bobcat needed more than two sets to win, which featured victories by three of its senior class members. Sebastian Barbero (Buenos Aires, Argentina) outlasted Ari Richman, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1; Fahoum defeated Gemmell, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2; Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) extended his winning streak to six matches with a win at No. 3; Luke Roser (Bernardsville, N.J.) earned Quinnipiac's fifth point at No. 4; Lane collected his 79th career win at No. 5; and Lazerowich was credited with the final win of the match and a point at No. 6. 

Doubles
#1 – Richman/Bailly (HOF) def. Fahoum/Lane (QU): 8-2
#2 – Nelson/Lazerowich (QU) def. Gemmell/Gimenez (HOF): 8-2
#3 – Ambrosio/Morgenstern (QU) win by default 

Singles
#1 – Barbero (QU) def. Richman (HOF): 7-5, 6-4
#2 – Fahoum (QU) def. Gemmell (HOF): 6-0, 6-1
#3 – Ambrosio (QU) def. Bailly (HOF): 6-3, 7-6 (6)
#4 – Roser (QU) def. Gill (HOF): 6-0, 6-2
#5 – Lane (QU) def. Gimenez (HOF): 6-4, 6-1
#6 – Lazerowich (QU) wins by default

Quinnipiac is back in action Tuesday, April 16 with a men's and women's non-conference doubleheader against Stony Brook. First serve is set for 1 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

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.