Men’s Tennis Splits Four Matches Over Break

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Men’s Tennis Splits Four Matches Over Break

The Fordham Men's Tennis team split four matches over spring break (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).

The Fordham Men's Tennis team split four matches over spring break (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).

The Fordham Men's Tennis team split four matches over spring break (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).

The Fordham Men's Tennis team split four matches over spring break (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).


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By Alexandria Sedlak

The Fordham Men’s Tennis team split four matches over spring break (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).

The Fordham men’s tennis team had a busy spring break, with two home matches and two away matches; the Rams won their first two matches and lost their second two matches. Fordham swept Yeshiva University with a score of 7-0 and Saint Peter’s University with a score of 5-2. They went on to lose against Quinnipiac University with a score of 2-5 and Boston University with a score of 1-6.

Fordham played against Yeshiva on Friday, March 23. The Rams won two out of the three doubles matches. The first doubles match went to Yeshiva with a score of 7-6. Fordham won the next two doubles matches. Freshman Alex Makatsaria and sophomore Steven Duka won the second doubles match with a score of 6-0, while seniors Cameron Posillico and Harris Durkovic won the third doubles match 6-4. Thus, Fordham gained the doubles point. The Rams went on to win all six of the singles matches. Most were quick wins for Fordham. The one close match was the sixth singles match played by Posillico. He fought hard and won his match in two tight sets, 7-6, 7-5.

On Saturday, March 24, Fordham played Saint Peter’s. The Rams won all three of the doubles matches. In the first doubles position, freshman Lutwin de Macar and sophomore Fabian Mauritzson won 7-5. Sophomores Finn Kemper and Jeremy Chung won the second doubles match with a score of 6-4. Finally, freshman Max Green and sophomore Allen Thornes won the third doubles position with a score of 6-2, earning Fordham the doubles point.

The Rams went on to win four out of the six singles matches. De Macar won his first singles match with a score of 6-4, 6-3, while Mauritzson won the fourth singles match 6-3, 6-4. In the fifth singles position, Kemper defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-1. In sixth singles, Makatsaria won his match with a score of 6-1, 6-3.

The tennis team played again on Sunday, March 25 against Quinnipiac. Fordham lost the first, second and third doubles matches with scores of 4-6, 2-6 and 6-7, respectively. This gave Quinnipiac the doubles point. Fordham was able to gain more games and wins in the singles matches, winning two out of the six matches. Green claimed the first win in the second singles position with a score of 6-3, 6-1. Mauritzson also gained a win for Fordham in the third singles position with a closer score of 7-5, 6-1. Kemper, in the fifth singles position, played a long tough match against his opponent, but ultimately dropped the match in three sets, 6-7, 6-0, 2-6.

The final match Fordham played over break was against Boston on Saturday, March 31. The doubles matches were close, but the final doubles point went to Boston, who won two out of the three doubles matches with scores of 7-6 and 6-1. Fordham won the third doubles match with a score of 7-6. The Rams fought even harder in the singles matches, with many three setters and close sets. Thornes claimed the sole win for Fordham in the fifth singles position, defeating his opponent in three sets, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.

The Rams will be back in action this weekend at their home courts on the Rose Hill campus. They will play Saint Joseph’s on Saturday and Navy on Sunday.