BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Marist men’s tennis team picked up their second win of the weekend, knocking off Northeast Conference foe Bryant, 4-2 on Sunday.
"We had two tough matches this weekend. One against the former winner of the Patriot League (Lehigh), and the other (Bryant), who's picked to win the NEC in 2014. In this match, Dalen Klassen and Matteo Giudici both won key singles and doubles matches that propelled us towards victory” head coach Tim Smith said.
Senior Lorenzo Rossi (Lugano, Switzerland) fell to Bryant’s Dana Parziale in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Senior Dalen Klassen (St. Louis, Mo.) got things moving in the right direction for Marist, defeating Zachary Morris, 6-1, 6-2. Senior Will Reznek (Toronto, Canada) came up just short against Oliver Welsh, 7-6, 6-2. Junior Joseph Dube (Livonia, Mich.) tied things up for the Red Foxes, beating Ernesto Arguello, 6-1, 7-5.
The match between Sophomore Fredrik Bjerke (Oslo, Norway) and Max Vogt was stopped in progress with the score at 3-6, 6-5. Junior Matteo Giudici (Parma, Italy) picked up a big win for the Red Foxes, getting the best of Munir Serin, 6-1, 6-4.
The first doubles match featuring Rossi and Reznek vs. Parziale and Arguello also did not finish as it was stopped in the first set. Klassen and sophomore Trym Nagelstad (Oslo, Norway) notched one of two doubles wins for the Red Foxes, defeating Welsh and Vogt, 8-3. Giudici and freshman Dylan Fletcher (Stow, Mass.) were the other doubles winners for Marist, beating Morris and John Templeman, 8-6.
“I was also impressed with our second doubles team's play because they played today to their potential. We look forward to the Yale Tournament” Smith said.
Marist will be off next weekend before heading to New Haven for the afore-mentioned Yale Tournament on Mar. 15 and 16. The Red Foxes will play matches against Fairleigh Dickinson, Yale and Stony Brook.