Men’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend, Now 6-2

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Men’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend, Now 6-2

Harris Durkovic sets up a serve (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

Harris Durkovic sets up a serve (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

Harris Durkovic sets up a serve (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

Harris Durkovic sets up a serve (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

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By Alexandria Sedlak

Harris Durkovic sets up a serve (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram).

This past weekend was a successful weekend for the Fordham Rams. The Men’s Tennis team faced Hofstra University on Friday and La Salle University on Saturday. It started off the weekend strong, defeating Hofstra with a final score of 5-2. It then followed this win with another win, defeating La Salle with the great score of 6-1.

On Friday, the Rams travelled to Bethpage, N.Y. to face Hofstra. For the doubles matches, Fordham lost the first doubles position 3-6. They came back and won the next two doubles matches, securing them the doubles point. Sophomores Finn Kemper and Jeremy Chung won the second doubles match with a score of 6-4. Freshman Max Green and sophomore Allen Thornes played the third doubles position, and they breezed through their set with a score of 6-1.

Fordham won four out of the six singles matches against Hofstra. The Rams dropped the first and second singles matches, but they came back to win the next four singles matches. In third singles, Green defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-4. Thornes won his fourth singles match with a score of 6-1, 6-3. Kemper, who played the fifth singles match, claimed a victory with a score of 6-4, 6-2. Finally, freshman Alex Makatsaria played the sixth singles position, winning the pro-set 8-3.

On Saturday, Fordham returned to their home courts in Harrison, N.Y. to play La Salle. The Rams won two out of three doubles matches. Freshman Lutwin de Macar and sophomore Fabian Mauritzson won the first doubles match with a score of 6-2. Meanwhile, in the third doubles position, Green and Thornes took the hard-fought victory 7-5. This earned Fordham the doubles point.

The Rams proceeded to win five out of six singles matches. Green won his match 6-3,6-1 at the second singles position. Mauritzson, who played third singles, defeated his opponent with a score of 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. Being the last match to finish, this well-earned win gave Fordham its final point. In fourth singles, Thornes claimed a victory with a score of 7-5, 7-5. The fifth singles position was played by Kemper, who won 6-2, 6-1. Finally, Makatsaria played the sixth singles position, winning with a score of 6-1, 7-5, 6-3.

After this weekend of wins for Fordham, the team will be practicing for next weekend. The Rams will be traveling next to play St. Bonaventure University on Saturday and Niagara University on Sunday.