34 Wins, Three Flight Championships Cap First Weekend For Menís Tennis
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A day after winning a doubles’ flight championship, junior Matteo Giudici (Parma, Italy) and freshman Dylan Fletcher (Stow, Mass.) each won their respective singles’ flight championships. The two singles’ titles capped a strong weekend of play for the Marist men’s tennis team at the Brown Invitational, where the Red Foxes won a total of 34 matches.
"I was really pleased with our team's overall showing, realizing we were in seven finals, and we were victorious in three of them,” Marist head coach Tim Smith said. “Special kudos go out to Matteo and Dylan for winning their finals in both doubles and singles."
Giudici, playing in the “Purple Draw”, cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory over his opponent from Brown.
Fletcher, competing in his first weekend of collegiate tennis, also eased to victory with a 6-2, 6-0 win over his adversary from Colgate in the “Maroon Draw”.
Four other Red Foxes played in their respective flight championships on Sunday. Lorenzo Rossi (Lugano, Switzerland) fell 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the top “Yellow Draw”. Dalen Klassen (St. Louis, Mo.) also suffered his first defeat of the season, losing 6-3, 6-3 to his opponent from Bryan in the “Orange Draw” final. Joseph Dube (Livonia Mich.) could not come back from a tough first set loss, falling 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the “Blue Draw” championship. Fredrik Bjerke (Oslo, Norway) dropped a tough three-set match to his opponent from Brown in the “Green Draw” final.
Marist is back in action next weekend, Sept. 20-22 at the USTA Invitational. The matches will be played at the site of the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows.
Rossi vs. Da Silveira (Brown): Lost 6-2/7-6(5) (Final yellow draw)
Klassen vs. Parziale (Bryant): Lost 6-3/6-3 (Final orange draw)
Dube vs. Hirschberg (Brown): Lost 7-6(4)/6-1 (Final blue draw)
Bjerke vs. Whittle (Brown): Lost 6- /6-7(6)/10-3 (Final green draw)
Giudici vs. Nath (Brown): Won 6-0/6-3 (Final purple draw)
Fletcher vs. McFall (Colgate): Won 6-2/6-0 (Final maroon draw)
Hochner vs. Bellino (Merrimack): Won 6-3/6-3 (maroon draw)
Solly vs. Cepeda (Boston U.): Won 7-6(4)-6-7(4)/6-2 (pink draw)
Reznek vs. Kravtchenko (Brown): Won by default (blue draw)
Nagelstad vs. Barnhart (Merrimack): Won by default (white draw)
Motta vs. Koman (Colgate): Won by default (aqua draw)