Men’s Tennis Keeps on Winning

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Men's Tennis has a win streak of four after their wins in the past two weekends. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Robert Hagan, Contributing Writer

The Fordham men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to four, picking up two wins in the last two weekends. The Rams won 5-2 against Siena College last weekend and 4-3 against Quinnipiac University this weekend.

The men’s tennis team got off to a great start against Siena, picking up the doubles point by winning all three doubles matches. Senior Fabian Mauritzon and junior Lutwin de Macar won at first doubles 6-2, while junior Max Green and senior Finn Kemper won at second doubles 6-3. Seniors Steve Duka and Gabriel Mashaal won the third doubles match 6-3.

However, the singles was a lot tighter. Fordham won four of the singles matches, while Mauritzon won 7-5, 6-7 (3), 10-2 at first singles, and de Macar won 6-3 as the opponent withdrew in the second set. Senior Finn Kemper won at fourth singles 6-4, 7-6 while Steven Duka won at fifth singles 7-5, 4-6, (10-7). Junior Max Green won at second singles and Gabriel Mashaal, in fifth singles, lost in three tight sets 3-6, 6-2 (6-10) and 6-4, 1-6 (6-10).

The following weekend, the men once again got off to a great start with wins in two out of three doubles. Finn Kemper and Max Green won at second doubles 6-2, and junior Alex Makatsaria and sophomore Jofre Segarra won at third doubles 6-2. Mauritzson and Lutwin DeMacar lost at first doubles 6-4.

In singles, Fordham won three matches to take home the victory. Segarra would win 6-0, 6-0 at sixth singles, and de Macar would win at third singles 6-4, 6-4, giving Fordham a 3-0 lead. Quinnipiac won the next three matches with Green losing at second singles 6-3, 7-6 (7), Makatsaria losing 6-3, 6-4 at fourth singles and Finn Kemper losing at fifth singles 7-6 (3), 6-3.

With the competition tied 3-3, Mauritzson showed his experience, and after losing the first set 7-5, he won the next two sets 7-6 (5), 6-2 for Fordham to clinch it. Speaking about the match, he said, “We knew coming into the match it was going to be a battle, but we all felt confident, and that showed in especially the doubles early on.”

Fordham will go to Ohio next weekend to play Xavier University, Saint Louis University and the University of Dayton.