By Alexandria Sedlak
For the second week in a row, the Fordham men’s tennis team won their match over the weekend with a final score of 6-1. They played La Salle University on Saturday, Feb11 at Life Time Athletic in Harrison, Fordham’s home courts. It was another successful weekend for the Rams, which will propel them forward for the rest of the season.
Fordham had tough doubles matches to play, with all the scores being close. The team was able to push through and win two doubles matches, halting the third doubles match, and giving the Rams the sole doubles point. Senior Tomas Cosmai and freshman Allen Thornes won their set 7-5 against La Salle’s Francesco Mowrey and Tomas Christian. Junior Joseph Kavaloski and freshman Steven Duka also won their set 7-5, playing La Salle’s Patrick Pascual and Braden Ward. The final doubles match, which was halted at a score of 5-6, was played by sophomore Victor Li and freshman Jeremy Chung against La Salle’s Joe DiOrio and Brian Bolico.
The Rams won five out of the six singles matches, giving them a total score of 6-1 against La Salle. Senior Cosmai played in the first singles spot, coming out on top in his match with an extremely close score of 7-5, 7-6 (4) against La Salle’s Francesco Mowrey. The second singles position was played by sophomore Li, who won his match with a score of 6-0, 6-3. freshman Fabian Mauritzson won his match 6-4, 6-1 against La Salle’s Joe DiOrio in the third singles position. Freshman Chung had a rough match against La Salle’s Tomas Christian in the fourth singles position. Chung fought hard, splitting sets, but ultimately dropped the match 1-6, 6-3, 6 (5)-7. Freshman Thornes won in the fifth singles spot against La Salle’s Patrick Pascual with a score of 6-2, 6-4, and junior Kavaloski secured the sixth singles position, winning with a score of 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Overall, this weekend was a great success for men’s tennis. There were some long, difficult matches, but the Rams brought the level of their game up and gave it their all, allowing them to capture a win with a seemingly breezy score. However, there was much passion and determination behind that score. This victory couldn’t have been achieved without the commitment and support of each and every one of the players on the team.
The Rams have a busy schedule for Presidents’ Day weekend coming up. On Friday, Feb17, they will be travelling to Fairfield, Connecticut to play against Sacred Heart University. Then they will be back at their home courts, Life Time Athletic in Harrison, for Sunday, Feb19. They have a match against Marist College at two in the afternoon, and a final match against Wagner College at seven at night.