Hampton Outlasts Delaware, 4-3
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.
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.
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.”
· 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.)