Men’s Tennis Defeats Fairfield University


The Rams picked up a crucial win as they remain road warriors. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Dominic Capone, Staff Writer

The 2020 slate of matches for Fordham tennis is well underway. The Rams started the year with a win at Bucknell University before dropping the next two at home against Davidson College and then at Brown University. They are now back in the win column after a 5-2 victory at Fairfield University.

Fordham exploded, winning four of the six singles matches on Saturday at the Trumbull Racquet Club in Connecticut. Senior Fabian Mauritszon from Sweden led the charge, knocking off Fairfield sophomore Kaya Gore in straight sets 6-4, 7-6.

Mauritzson, along with junior Lutwin de Macar, also won a doubles match with a 6-4 defeat of Gore and freshman Jonathan Olive-Blanco. Lutwin de Macar won in straight sets in a singles win against Olive-Blanco 6-4, 6-1. The Rams continued its winning ways with junior Max Green’s victory over senior Tyler Shibles in three sets 5-7, 6-1, 7-6.

The other doubles win came at the hands of junior Alex Makatsaria and senior Finn Kemper when they defeated Shibles and William Townsend Font, 6-4. Kemper also picked up a singles win 6-2, 6-4, in straight sets over junior Allan Magid.

This was an important victory for a Fordham team that now has a record of 2-2. The Rams will be on the road for most of their spring schedule. The next event in the Bronx is March 22 when they host Sacred Heart University.

Fordham has the University of Connecticut up next on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Storrs, Connecticut.