Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Displays Strong Showing at Hofstra Tournament

Men's Tennis Displays Strong Showing at Hofstra Tournament

HEMPSTEAD, NY - The Saint Peter's University men's tennis team put on a good showing during the two day Hofstra Invitational. The team collected six and nine wins on the first day and second day, respectively. Saint Peter's had multiple quarterfinalists in singles and one semifinalist in Main Draw and Consolation. "

 

Champion - The Peacocks' only champions were Ivan Knezevic and Douglas Nover who won the "B" Doubles Consolation, 6-1.

 

Finalists - In an all Peacock "B" Doubles Consolation final, the defeated were Gabriel Russotto and Jonathan Paredes. Ivan Knezevic also reached the "C" Singles Consolation final, losing to Allan Wang of Wagner.

 

Day 1 Recap - Freshman Ignacio Tintore and John Oxner and transfer junior, Hector Andres Jacome, were able to get their first singles wins representing the Peacocks. In addition to Tintore and Oxner, freshman Piotr Sowinski also collected his first doubles win of his collegiate career. Tintore and Justin Sinprasith were able to win against an Oneonta team, 6-3 but fell in the Quarterfinal of "B" Doubles to a Wagner duo, 6-1.

 

Day 2 Recap - In a match that started that was suspended due to darkness on Day 1, Douglas Nover came back and focused to pull off a nailbiter. Down, 6(5)-7, 1-3 to begin Day 2, Nover prevailed 6(5)-7, 7-6(5), 11-9 in probably the longest match of the tournament this year. He was down 2-5 in the second set and 4-8 in third set super tiebreaker but never gave up and showed true grit. He then followed that up with a "C" Singles Quarterfinal win against Nobuzawa of Fairleigh Dickinson, 9-7 but fell against Schrott of Hofstra, 8-1 in the semifinals. This was the first time Saint Peter's had a singles semifinalist in the Hofstra Invitational. Nover and his partner, Ivan Knezevic, fell to Wagner in the Round of 16 but were able to beat Oneonta and Fordham on the way to the "B" Doubles Consolation Finals. Gabriel Russotto and Jonathan Paredes got a bye into the semifinals and beat a team from Oneonta to set up the all-Peacock final. Freshman Igor Khvorostian got his first collegiate win in "B" Singles Consolation Quarterfinals as he beat Lasky from Oneonta. Three "D" Singles Main Draw Quarterfinalists were all defeated as Paredes, Sinprasith, and freshman Sebastian Ferrer, all fell to Oneonta opponents.

 

Coach Scolamieri on the weekend:

"The weekend went surprisingly well because we won more matches than in our previous two years combined of playing at Hofstra. We did so because everyone was competitive from positions 1-11. It was exciting to advance to and to win a final even though it was a consolation doubles final involving four Peacock players. Nover and Knezevic are the doubles winners beating Russotto and Paredes."

 

Douglas Nover on his Main Draw run and Consolation championship:

"I'm pretty happy with how I played during the two days. My Round of 16 match was crazy with a lot of momentum changes and I was really happy with how I competed and never gave up. It gave me new life which I took into the Quarterfinals and continued to fight to beat a really good FDU player. In addition, I'm ecstatic how Ivan and I were able to bounce back after a tough first round loss to win the doubles consolation against Gabe and Jon."

 

Ivan Knezevic on making it to two Consolation finals:

"It was a pleasure making it. To be able to fall in the first round of both the singles and doubles but come back and play and win more matches to make it to the finals of the consolation. I couldn't win the singles consolation but happy that Doug and I were able to win the doubles consolation."

 

 

 

Hofstra Invitational Draws

 

"A" Singles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

            Moric Budinszky, FDU d. Piotr Sowinski, SPU 5-7, 7-5, 10-2

            Hector Andres Jacome, SPU d. Dale Sandy, Wagner 6-4, 6-2

Quarterfinals

            Moric Budinszky, FDU d. Hector Andres Jacome, SPU 8-5

 

"A" Singles - Consolation

            Quarterfinals

                        Dale Sandy, Wagner d. Piotr Sowinski, SPU 8-5

 

"B" Singles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

Ignacio Tintore, SPU d. Joe D'Orazio, Oneonta 6-4, 6-3

                        John Oxner, SPU d. Joe Kavaloski, Fordham 6-0, 6-2

            Siddharth Anand, Wagner d. Igor Khvorostian, SPU 7-6(3), 6-2

Quarterfinals

            Lutwin De Macar, Fordham d. Ignacio Tintore, SPU 9-8(4)

            Maciej Autuch, FDU d. John Oxner, SPU 8-4

 

"B" Singles - Consolation

            Quarterfinals

                        Igor Khvorostian, SPU d. Zach Lasky, Oneonta 8-2

            Semifinals

                        Javier Navarro, SFC d. Igor Khvorostian, SPU 8-3

 

"C" Singles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

                        Steven Duka, Fordham d. Gabriel Russotto, SPU 6-4, 6-3

                        Douglas Nover, SPU d. Stefan Gmijovic, SFC 6(5)-7, 7-6(5), 11-9

                        Charlton Boyd, Wagner d. Ivan Knezevic, SPU 6-1, 7-6(5)

            Quarterfinals

                        Douglas Nover, SPU d. Miki Nobuzawa, FDU 9-7

            Semifinals

                        David Schrott, Hofstra d. Douglas Nover, SPU 8-1

 

"C" Singles - Consolation

            Quarterfinals

                        Gabriel Russotto, SPU d. James Garzia, Oneonta 8-0

                        Ivan Knezevic, SPU d. Billy Bourne, FDU 8-5

            Semifinals

                        Ivan Knezevic, SPU d. Tim Distler, Oneonta 8-5

                        Allan Wang, Wagner d. Gabriel Russotto, SPU 8-2

            Final

                        Allan Wang, Wagner d. Ivan Knezevic, SPU 8-5

 

 

"D" Singles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

                        Sebastian Ferrer, SPU d. BYE

                        Justin Sinprasith, SPU d. BYE

                        Jonathan Paredes, SPU d. Mike Sparacino, SFC 6-1, 6-2

            Quarterfinals

                        Marco Ammirati, Oneonta d. Sebastian Ferrer, SPU 9-7

                        Ben Cohen, Oneonta or Tim Cecere, SFC d. Justin Sinprasith, SPU 8-1

                        Tyler Nierman, Oneonta d. Jonathan Paredes, SPU 9-7

 

"A" Doubles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

Piotr Sowinski/John Oxner, SPU d. Ilya Kneppelhout/Hans Ohrner, Wagner 6-4

Fabian Mauritzson/Lutwin de Macar, Fordham d. Hector Andres Jacome/Igor Khvorostian, SPU 6-3

Quarterfinals

            Billy Bourne/Moric Budinszky, FDU d. Piotr Sowinski/John Oxner, SPU 6-1

 

"A" Doubles - Consolation

            Quarterfinals

Nick Fox/Joseph D'Orazio, Oneonta d. Hector Andres Jacome/Igor Khvorostian, SPU 6-3

 

"B" Doubles - Main Draw

            Round of 16

Justin Sinprasith/Ignacio Tintore, SPU d. James Garzia/Tyler Nierman, Oneonta 6-3

                        Charlton Boyd/Allen Wang, Wagner d. Ivan Knezevic/Douglas Nover, SPU 6-3

                        Tim Distler/Cole Laffitte, Oneonta d. Gabriel Russotto/Jonathan Paredes, SPU 6-3

            Quarterfinals

                        Charlton Boyd/Allen Wang, Wagner d. Justin Sinprasith/Ignacio Tintore, SPU 6-1

 

"B" Doubles - Consolation

            Quarterfinals

                        Gabriel Russotto/Jonathan Paredes, SPU d. BYE

                        Ivan Knezevic/Douglas Nover, SPU d. James Garzia/Tyler Nierman, Oneonta 6-2

            Semifinals

                        Gabriel Russotto/Jonathan Paredes, SPU d. Ben Cohen/Riley Smith, Oneonta 6-3

Ivan Knezevic/Douglas Nover, SPU d. Cameron Posillico/Harris Durkovic, Fordham 6-1

            Final

Ivan Knezevic/Douglas Nover, SPU d. Gabriel Russotto/Jonathan Paredes, SPU 6-1