POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist men’s tennis team will open an extended homestand on Monday when it plays host to Hofstra at 2 p.m. at the McCann Tennis Pavilion. The Red Foxes (5-2) will play seven of their next eight matches on their home court over the next two weeks. Monday’s match is part of a doubleheader as the Marist women’s team will also take on the Pride at 3 p.m.
Following its match versus Hofstra on Monday, the men’s team will be right back in action on Tuesday at home versus Fordham in a match slated to begin at 3 p.m.
The Red Foxes will travel to the Bronx on Friday for their one match away from McCann when they take on Xavier in a neutral match at 11 a.m.
On Saturday, the team will host Boston University in a 2 p.m. match to start a stretch of five straight games played at the McCann Tennis Pavilion.
Marist will open conference play when Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Siena visits Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, April 9 for a 3:30 p.m. match.
The Red Foxes will close out the homestand with three matches over two days on the weekend of April 13-14. They will step out of MAAC play on Saturday to take on NJIT in a match schedule to start at 12:30 p.m. Marist will jump back into conference action on Sunday with a MAAC doubleheader against Loyola and Rider. The match with the Greyhounds will start at 10 a.m. before action against the Broncs begins at 2 p.m.
Marist enters the stretch of home matches with a 5-2 record in dual matches this season. The Red Foxes hold good wins over Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, Stony Brook and Army and their two defeats have come to Big East opponent Georgetown and a ranked Yale squad out of the powerful Ivy League. Marist is led by sophomore Joseph Dube (Livonia, Mich.) who owns an impressive 21-3 record in singles’ matches. Junior Dalen Klassen (St. Louis, Mo.) is also putting up solid numbers, going 19-7 thus far in singles. Joris Van Eck (Ospel, The Netherlands) and Will Reznek (Toronto, Canada) are also in double figures with 15 and 10 individual wins. Klassen and Reznek have each been honored for their performances by being named a MAAC Player of the Week.