NEWARK, Del. – Playing at the Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts for the first time this spring, the University of Delaware men’s tennis team fell to a tough Saint Joseph’s squad, 5-2, Thursday afternoon.

Seniors Troy Beneck (Wilmington, Del.) and Adam Lawton (Estepona, Spain) once again paired up for a No. 1 doubles victory by overtaking Jose Sierra and Dan Barrus, 8-4.

Beneck followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Sierra for his third straight singles victory.

Lawton fought a battle with Pierre Brondeau in the second flight and pulled out a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win, also for his third straight of the season.

With the loss, the Blue Hens fall to 3-6 on the season while the Hawks improved to 9-2 overall.

Head Coach Laura Travis
“St. Joe’s is a very deep squad and in the long run, we were unable to pick up the win despite great performances for our guys.”
     ·   Mike Furr snapped a two-match winning streak.
     ·   Adam Lawton holds an all-time career record of 59-20, good for fourth all-time in Delaware history.
     ·   Lawton moved into second all-time in doubles action with a career record of 60-23.
     ·   Delaware is 38-36 in doubles play this season.

     ·   Sunday, March 23 – Bucknell at Delaware – 3 p.m. – DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, Del.)
     ·   Saturday, March 29 – Delaware at William & Mary* - 4 p.m. – Williamsburg, Va.
     ·   Wednesday, April 2 – Delaware at James Madison* - 2 p.m. – Harrisonburg, Va.