LOUDONVILLE– Marist men’s tennis earned their first win of the season over Bucknell 5-2. The Red Foxes squared off against the Bison as part of the Siena Invitational held at Tri-City Fitness. The win brings the men’s overall record to 1-1.
The men won four singles matches on the day with a couple of them going down to the wire. Christopher Gladden won his first set to Andrei Vitiuc 6-2 but dropped the next one 5-7. He rebounded in the tie-breaker set 6-3. John Oxner dropped his first set to Alex Pedrazzini 2-6 but came from behind to win 7-5, 7-6.
Piotr Sowinski and Carlos Moreno played in the first doubles spot and lost a tight match to Max McDonald and Andrei Vitiuc 7-6. The team of Gladden and Oxner took down Pedrazzini and Jurist 6-1 from the second doubles spot. Schouten and Darrington posted a 6-3 win over Jacobs and Krantz from the third doubles spot.
“This was a tremendous team effort, winning the critical doubles point and then prevailing in several outstanding singles matches,” Lauded Director of Tennis Operations Gary Sussman. “The men displayed a lot of heart as they had to dig deep against a quality opponent to record the victory. And a special congrats to freshman Jack Sequerth, who recorded his first dual match win at sixth singles.”
S1 Ethan Jacobs def.Piotr Sowinski 6-4, 6-3
S2 Lars Schouten def. Max McDonald 7-6, 6-4
S3 Christopher Gladden def. Andrei Vitiuc 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
S4 John Oxner def. Alex Pedrazzini, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6
S5 Ryan Jurist def. Kian Yazdi 6-4, 6-2
S6 Jack Sequerth def. Drew Krantz 6-4, 7-5
D1 McDonald/Vitiuc def. Sowinski/Carlos Moreno 7-6
D2 Gladden/Oxner def. Pedrazzini/Jurist 6-1
D3 Schouten/Darrington def. Jacobs/Krantz 6-3