The Saint Peter's University men's tennis squad nearly came away with a victory over La Salle University on the road, but were defeated 4-3. The Peacocks were tied with the Explorers at 3-3 following singles play, but dropped two of their three doubles matches for the loss.
Carlos Carrera picked up a win against La Salle's Chas Berenato at #1 singles by the scores of 6-1, 6-1. Marko Knezevic also won at #3 singles, 6-4, 6-4, against Trevor Donovan while Oliver Bellomi defeated Robert Kasinow 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at #5.
The team of Knezevic/Bellomi accounted for the lone Saint Peter's victory at doubles, against the La Salle duo of LaBate/Berenato (8-3).
La Salle 4, Saint Peter's 3
1. Carlos Carrea (SPU) def. Chas Berenato (LAS) 6-1,6-1
2. De'Sean Fennell (LAS) def. Alex Frakes (SPU) 6-2,4-6, 6-1
3. Marko Knezevic (SPU) def Trevor Donovan (LAS) 6-4, 6-2
4. Dale Fetterman (LAS) def. Lucca Coutinho (SPU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Oliver Bellomi (SPU) def. Robert Kasinow (SPU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Thomas MacLeod (LAS) def. Destyn Fuller-Hope (SPU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Fennell/Donovan (LAS) Carrera/Frakes (SPU) 8-6
2. Knezvic/Bellomi (SPU) def. LaBate/Berenato (LAS) 8-3
3. MacLeod/Fetterman (LAS) def. Coutinho/Fuller-Hope (SPU) 7-4
The Peacocks return to action on October 13th, as they face off against Fordham.