HAMDEN, CT - The Saint Peter' University men's and women's tennis teams both fell against Quinnipiac University in a MAAC match, 7-0. The men's team overall record falls to 0-2 with an 0-1 record in conference. The women's team overall and conference records fall to 0-1.
Men's Results - The Peacocks fought hard in doubles but dropped all three matches. John Oxner and Hector Andres Jacome fell to Julian Rozenstein and Freddie Zaretsky at No. 1, 6-3. Piotr Sowinski and Ignacio Tintore were defeated, 6-4, at No. 2 against Kyle Alper and Axel Stern. Ivan Knezevic and Sebastian Ferrer lost 6-3 at No. 3 to Austin Yannone and Hielke Moore. Jacome lost a close first set and ultimately the match, 7-6(3), 6-1 to Rozenstein at No. 1 singles. Sowinski was defeated by Patrick Cachapero at No. 2, 6-1, 6-2. Oxner lost a close one at No. 3 to Alper, 6-3, 7-5. Tintore dropped a tight one at No. 4, 7-6(4), 7-5, to Yannone. Stern defeated Igor Khvorostian, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 5. Knezevic lost to Moore, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 6 spot.
Women's Results - With only four players, the Peacocks defaulted No. 3 doubles and No. 5 and 6 singles. Stephanie Falcon and Azuri Hughes lost to Stephanie Yanosov and Courtney Nash, 6-0, at No. 1. Aidah Muhammad and Marta Ortega lost by an identical score at No. 2 to Alexandria Mircea and Amy Zammarieh. Falcon lost at No. 1 to Layla Rodriguez, 6-2, 6-1. Muhammad was defeated at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, against Proyfon Lohaphaisan. Ortega and Hughes dropped No. 3 and 4 singles against Scarlett Blydenburgh and Nash, respectivey by identical scores, 6-1, 6-0.
Up Next - The men's team will be sending three players, Jacome in singles and Oxner and Sowinski in doubles, to represent them in the ITA Regionals at Yale beginning Thursday, October 19. The women's team, along with the men's, will head to Easton, PA for a non-conference match against the Leopards of Lafayette College on Sunday, October 22, with a noon first serve.
Coach Scolamieri's on the men's first conference match of the season:
"Though the final score was a shutout, 7-0, the individual scores were very encouraging for the future. A couple of SPU freshmen took Quinnipiac seniors to tiebreakers in the first set. As a team, the guys won more total games off Quinnipiac than ever since they came in to the conference."
Coach Scolamieri's on the women's first conference match of the season:
"For the women they all played further up in the lineup this year than in the past. They had to do so when playing away against the perennial conference champ, Quinnipiac. So everyone realized that it would be a difficult match. All in all, the women have to get more consistent. But despite the final score, Stephanie Falcon played one of her better matches."