Delaware Picks Up 4-1 Victory Over La Salle
ELKTON, Md. – The Blue Hens posted a strong afternoon Thursday as Delaware defeated La Salle, 4-1, at Elkton Indoor Tennis.
The Hens captured the lone doubles flight of the day as senior co-captain Tyler Flematti (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) paired with sophomore Colin Wong (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia/SMK Kota Kemuning) for the 6-3, 6-3 win over Braden Ward and Patrick Pascual.
Delaware (2-3) also collected wins in No. 2, 3, and 4 singles.
Freshman Laurenz Lankes (Cologne, Germany) posted a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Brian Balico in the second flight while classmate Dominick Perez (Bethesda, Md./Gonzaga College) garnered his second straight win of the season in No. 4 singles by trumping Tomas Christian, 7-5, 6-3.
Sophomore Venkatesh Ramkumar (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) wrapped the day by coming from behind to defeat Joe DiOrio, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the third slot.
Head Coach Pablo Montana
“It’s always fun to get a win and this gives the team a lot of confidence. I was particularly happy with how Colin and Tyler played in doubles. In singles, Dominick and Laurenz came out strong and got us two points relatively quickly to help us clinch the match.”
· Saturday, February 18 – East Carolina at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Elkton Indoor Tennis (Elkton, Md.)
· Sunday, February 19 – Hampton at Delaware – 3 p.m. – Sea Colony Tennis Club (Bethany Beach, Del.)
· Saturday, February 25 – Delaware at Saint Joseph’s – 7 p.m. – Springton Indoor Tennis Club (Media, Pa.)