Emmitsburg, Md. (October 6, 2012)--Mount St Mary's defeated LaSalle, 5-2, in men's tennis action at the Mount St. Mary's tennis courts on Saturday.
La Salle took the early lead by winning two of three doubles matches to take the doubles point. Mike Zabetakis and Austin Blake won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles, but the Explorers earned an 8-6 win at No. 1 and an 8-2 victory at the No. 2 spot to secure the point.
In singles play, Matthew Blake posted a quick 6-2, 6-1 victory over Chas Berenato at the No. 1 spot while Mike Salomon was a 6-1, 6-3 victor at the No. 3 singles position. Austin Blake curised to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles while Taylor Place won in straight sets at No. 6. Zabetakis fought back at No. 5 singles for a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 10-2 win for the Mount's final point.
Mount St. Mary's 5, LaSalle 2
Matt Blake (MSM) def Chas Berenato (L) 6-2;6-1
Desean Fennell (L) def Adam Salam (MSM) 6-4;6-2
Mike Salomon (MSM) def Joe Labaze (L) 6-1;6-3
Austin Blake (MSM) def Trevor Donovan (L) 6-1;6-0
Mike Zabetakis (MSM) def Dale Fetterman (L) 6-7 (7-5);7-6 (7-3); 10-2
Taylor Place (MSM) def Rob Kasinow (L) 6-1;6-1
D Fennell/T Donovan (L) def Matthew Blake/Taylor Place (MSM) 8-6
C Berenato/J Labate (L) def Mike Salomon/Adam Salam (MSM) 8-2
Mike Zabetakis/Austin Blake (MSM) def T Macleod/Salmon (L) 8-3