Men’s Tennis Kicks off Season at Quinnipiac Invitational


Fordham Men’s Tennis is off and running in the 2019–2020 season. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Dominic Capone, Staff Writer

The Fordham men’s tennis team is all set to go for its 2019–2020 campaign. As they embark on their quest they showcase the same roster as last year. The men of Fordham look to build off an impressive 2018-2019 season, where they went 17-6 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic-10 Conference.

Their first stop of the season was Hamden, Conn. for the Quinnipiac Invitational. Getting things started for the Rams was senior Fabian Mauritzson who won the B Singles flight. He raced by Fairfield’s Jan Parizek, 6-1, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals, then duplicated his performance by defeating Axel Stern from Quinnipiac, 6-1, 6-1 as well. In the semi’s he dominated Marist’s Jack Sequerth in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. For Mauritzson’s final performance, he did not disappoint by winning it all 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 over Piotr Sowinski of Marist.

Fellow senior Steven Duka, who also competed in the B Singles flight, edged Alex Yu of UConn, 6-1 7-6(2) and Jack Sarabia of Fairfield, 6-4, 6-3. His chances at the final ended when he fell in straight sets, 4-6, 1-6 to Jack Sequerth.

Moving over to the A single flight, junior Max Green, who was named to the A-10 All 2nd team last year, beat Wesleyan’s Peter Anker, 6-4, 6-4 before dropping to Noah Lilienthal, 6-3, 6-1.

The Fordham men’s tennis team played really well over the weekend and look to continue their hot play back to the Bronx. The team will next touch the court when it hosts the Fordham Four-in-the-Fall where they will face FDU, Marist, and St. Francis (NY) on Oct. 4 and 5.