Delaware Men’s Tennis Picks Up Second Straight Victory With 5-2 Triumph Over Saint Joseph’s
February 25, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ELKTON, Md. – After yet another tightly-contested match, the University of Delaware men’s tennis squad got its second consecutive win as the Blue Hens came out on top in a 5-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s University Saturday night at the Elkton Indoor Courts.
Delaware (2-2) picked up four victories in singles and two in doubles in the win, including three straight wins to close out the 4-6 spots from Nolan Gelman, Ryan Kent (at right), and Jason Darene to help boost the Blue Hens to victory.
Saint Joseph’s took singles victories at the one and three spots from Alex Veronis and Tommy Gates, respectively.
Delaware’s Adam Lawton saw a 6-3, 6-4 victory over St. Joseph’s Jeff Kessler at the No. 2 spot, while Kent and Darene also swept their sets. Gelman came through for the Hens in a gutsy effort as he posted a 6-2 victory in the first set, dropped a 0-6 decision in the second set, and battled back for a 6-4 win to notch the point for Delaware.
In doubles play, Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton combined for the victory in the top flight, while Andre Vorobyov and Ryan Kent were winners in the second flight. The Blue Hens hit the road to take on Navy for a 12 noon match on March 3.
Delaware def. Saint Joseph's 5-2
Singles: Alex Veronis def. Troy Beneck, D, 7-5, 6-3; Adam Lawton, D, def. Jeff Kessler, 6-3, 6-4; Tommy Gates def. Andre Vorobyov, D, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6; Nolan Gelman, D, def. Dan Barrus 6-2, 0-6, 6-4; Ryan Kent, D, def. Max Montague, 6-4, 6-4; Jason Derene, D, def. Pierre Brondeau, 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles: Beneck-Lawton, D, def. Montague-Kessler, 8-3; Vorobyov-Kent, D, def. Gates-Barrus, D, 8-3; Cognetti-Veronis def. Gelman- Andrews, D, 8-4.
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