April 19, 2013

Men's Tennis Beats Robert Morris, 4-0, to Advance to NEC Semifinals

West Windsor, N.J. (April 18, 2013)--Fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary's blanked fifth-seeded Robert Morris, 4-0, in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast Conference Championships at the Mercer County Outdoor Tennis Center.

The Mount (15-6, 5-1 NEC) won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.  Matthew Blake and Taylor Place downed Angus Thomson and Tarun Kishan, 8-5, at the No. 1 position.  At No. 2 doubles, Adam Salam and Mike Salomon cruised to an 8-3 win.

In singles play, Blake won 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 1 position while Mike Zabetakis was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Andre Coiro at No. 5.  Place downed Fernando Leite, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles for the final point.  The other three singles matches were not finished.

The Mount advances to face top-seeded Bryant tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

Singles competition

1. BLAKE, Matt (MSM) def. NEVES FERREIRA, M. (RMU) 6-2, 6-2

2. SALAM, Adam (MSM) vs. THOMSON, Angus (RMU) 6-7, 2-1, unfinished

3. SALOMON, Mike (MSM) vs. LIMON, Jose (RMU) 4-6, 1-0, unfinished

4. BLAKE, Austin (MSM) vs. KISHAN, Tarun (RMU) 2-6, 6-4, unfinished

5. ZABETAKIS, Mike (MSM) def. COIRO, Andre (RMU) 6-1, 6-3

6. PLACE, Taylor (MSM) def. LEITE, Fernando (RMU) 6-1, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

1. BLAKE, Matt/PLACE, Taylor (MSM) def. THOMSON, Angus/KISHAN, Tarun (RMU) 8-5

2. SALOMON, Mike/SALAM, Adam (MSM) def. NEVES FERREIRA, M./HIRMAS, Juan Andres (RMU) 8-3

3. ZABETAKIS, Mike/BLAKE, Austin (MSM) vs. LIMON, Jose/COIRO, Andre (RMU) 7-5, unfinished