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Senior Tyler Flematti
Courtesy: Paolo Tiamson

Hampton Outlasts Delaware, 4-3

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 02/19/2017
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NEWARK, Del. – It was a tight battle all the way to the end, but the Blue Hens were unable to come out with the victory Sunday afternoon as Hampton picked up the 4-3 win over UD at the Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts.

The Pirates (1-0) collected the first doubles victory of the day, but the Hens (2-5) rallied to take the team doubles point.

Junior Asdrubal Marcano (Kralendijk, Bonaire/Sagemont (Fla.)) and senior Roy Cheng (Shatin, Hong Kong/Sentinel Secondary School) paired for the 6-2 decision in No. 3 doubles. 

Junior Colin Wong (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia/SMK Kota Kemuning) and senior co-captain Tyler Flematti (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) followed in the top flight with a 7-6 victory.

Hampton opened singles action by taking the first two flights before freshman Luis Marcano (Kralendijk, Bonaire/Sagemont (Fla.)) captured his second straight win of the year by defeating Luke Thompson, 6-4, 6-2, in the sixth spot.

The Pirates then notched wins in No. 5 and No. 3 singles to clinch the team victory.

Flematti wrapped the day with the 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-3 decision over Charles Hudson in No. 4 singles.

POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Pablo Montana
“This was a good old-fashioned battle and it came down to the last match.  Even though we lost, we did a lot of positive things and we are continually improving.  We competed well on every court and we came up a little short, but we will take home some valuable lessons.”

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     · Saturday, February 25 – Delaware at Saint Joseph’s – 7 p.m. – Springton Indoor Tennis Club (Media, Pa.
     · Monday, March 6 – Coppin State at Delaware – 3 p.m. – Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts (Newark, Del.)
     · Thursday, March 16 – Delaware at James Madison * – 3 p.m. – Hillside Courts (Harrisonburg, Va.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Sports Information Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182

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