Ambrosio and Ezaka Win Respective Flights at UConn Invitational
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STORRS, Conn. – Junior Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) and freshman Kei Ezaka (Ojai, Calif.) each won their respective flights on Sunday morning, as the Quinnipiac University men's tennis team wrapped up competition at the 2013 UConn Invitational in Storrs.
"We had a great all-around showing at the UConn Invite," said head coach Mike Quitko. "Eric and Kei really played well and proved to be two of the top players in the tournament. It's great to see so many individual wins so early in the season."
Ambrosio picked up wins in the quarterfinals and the semifinals to advance to the finals of Flight C. After two straight-set victories in his first two matches, Ambrosio made it a clean sweep with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Stefan Lemire of Boston University. The 5-7 junior from Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. has collected his 64th career victory with the tremendous display of tennis.
Ezaka joined Ambrosio with a spot in the finals after advancing through the first two rounds of the Flight A bracket. Ezaka needed three sets to do it, but kept his unbeaten singles streak alive with a 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 victory over Hartford's Jordan Badenko. Ezaka improved to 8-0 in singles and is 12-1 through his first four weeks of collegiate competition.
Quinnipiac had three Bobcats participating on Sunday as Patrick Sell (Neuenbuerg, Germany) was also in search of another win. Despite a valiant effort after dropping the first set, Sell was outlasted in the tie-breaker, 10-8, by UConn's Jacob Spreyer.
The Bobcats are back in action with their annual Quinnipiac University Men's Tennis Invitational. Joining the Bobcats this year are Sacred Heart, UConn, Bentley, Hartford, Villanova, Fairfield and Bryant for the three-day event. All the action begins on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. on Mount Carmel Campus at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
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