Emmitsburg, Md. (March 19, 2010)--The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team was downed by Niagara, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at the Mount St. Mary's Tennis Courts. Matthew Blake won in straight sets at No. 6 singles to pace the Mountaineers.
The Mount was edged out for the doubles point to open the match. Taylor Place and Thad Mostowtt won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles over Joe Zelic and Jordan Tedesco-Blair. Niagara (7-5) won at No. 2 doubles when David Lemieux-Sarrasin and Brandon Gallagos earned an 8-6 win over Mike Salomon and Andrew Marinucci. Niagara's No. 1 doubles pair of Jeremy Quiroz and Matthew Kane were able to rally from a 7-6 deficit to post a 9-7 win over the Mount's Patrick Plastow and Blake to rally for the doubles point.
In singles action, Blake was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Tedesco-Blair at the No. 6 spot in the lineup while Place posted a 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-7 win over Lemiex-Sarrasin at the No. 5 spot. Mostowtt rallied from a 5-2 second-set deficit to force a third-set super breaker, but fell 6-1, 6-7 (7-5), 10-8 to Gallagos at the Nol. 3 spot in the lineup.
The Mount returns to action on Tuesday, March 23, when Bucknell visits the Mount St. Mary's Tennis Courts for a 3:00 p.m. match.