This past weekend, Fordham Men’s Tennis wrapped up the 2019–20 fall season with the Fordham Fall Quad, which was held on Oct. 26 at the Hawthorn/Rooney Courts. The event was initially supposed to run for two days, but a Sunday soaker denied the tournament its second day.
On Saturday, Fordham’s standouts were junior Alex Makatsaria, senior Fabian Mauritzson and junior Lutwin de Macar, all of whom won their individual matches. Makatsaria defeated Queens College’s Eduardo Marino in straight sets in round two and beat Hofstra’s Alvaro Arce Lopez-Sanchez in the third round. De Macar had similar success, defeating Queens’ Mariano Biblioni in two sets and Hofstra’s Jun Sasagawa in three sets in the third round. Finally, Mauritzson took down Queens’ Moritz Bridges in straight sets in the second round before pulling off an exciting, come-from-behind victory over Hofstra’s Yusuke Nishitani.
The men’s tennis team didn’t just have singles success, either. De Macar and Mauritzson won two doubles matches together against teams from Quesens and Hofstra, showing how they can compete with just about any level of competition. The day was incredibly encouraging for the squad, as even though the results were strictly individual, they showed that Fordham has the talent to compete in the Atlantic 10 when the team season kicks off in January.
For now, Fordham Men’s Tennis heads into the offseason on a high note. The Rams got several outstanding individual performances on the day, and the team will need those performances if it wants to carry over this success. The team will take the next couple of months to recharge and get ready for the spring slate, as this time will be valuable to the team in both respects.
If Fordham can parlay its individual success into the spring season, the Rams should compete for an A-10 conference crown.