By Alexandria Sedlak
The Fordham Men’s Tennis team defeated Siena 6-1 over the weekend, giving the team its first win of the new season and making it hopeful for the rest of the season.
The team started the night off against Siena by winning the doubles slate and went on to win five of the six singles matches. The Rams were scheduled to face Monmouth University on Sunday, Feb. 4, but the match was postponed.
For its match against Siena, Fordham started off strong. Freshman Lutwin de Macar and sophomore Fabian Mauritzson won the first doubles position with a set score of 6-4. Freshman Max Green and sophomore Allen Thornes, who played third doubles for the Rams, secured a victory with a score of 6-2. The second doubles match, played by sophomore Finn Kemper and sophomore Jeremy Chung, was left unfinished after the first two doubles wins.
The Rams came out on top for the singles matches, as well. In the first singles position, freshman Macar defeated his opponent 6-1, 7-5. His classmate Green, who played second singles, won his match in a well-earned three sets, closing the match with a score of 2-6, 6-4, 10-6. The third singles position, played by sophomore Mauritzson, went to Fordham as well, with a score of 7-6, 6-2. Sophomore Kemper took the fifth singles match with a score of 6-2, 6-2. Finally, freshman Alex Makatsaria played the sixth singles position and won his match 6-1, 6-0.
The Rams will be back in action this weekend with two matches lined up. The first is against Hofstra University on Friday, Feb. 9. The team will be travelling to Bethpage, New York to face Hofstra. The second match is against La Salle University on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Rams will return to their indoor home courts in Harrison, NY, to face La Salle.