Delaware Men Netters Post Another Strong Showing, Win Six of Seven Matches in Dual vs. Temple
September 8, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The University of Delaware men’s tennis team had a strong showing for the second straight day Saturday as the Blue Hens won six of the seven matches to control a non-scoring dual match vs. Temple University during the second day of the Navy Invitational.
The Hens will close out the three-day tournament Sunday morning when they take on Saint Bonaventure at 9 a.m.
Delaware won four of the five singles matches and swept the two doubles competition vs. Temple in a match that started outside and finished inside at the Tose Family Tennis Center due to inclement weather.
The Blue Hens won the first four flights in singles as Troy Beneck downed Kacper Rams 6-4, 6-1, Adam Lawton downed Kristian Marquart 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, Nolan Gelman downed Nicolas Paulas 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 at the No. 3 spot, and Jason Derene (at right) was a 7-5, 6-4 victor over Hicham Belkssir at No. 4. The lone Temple win came at the No. 5 spot where Hernan Vasconez downed Delaware’s Evan Andrews 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles play, the Hens won both matches as the team of Beneck and Lawton defeated Paulas and Rams 8-2 and the tandem of Derene and Gelman got past Belkssir and Marquart by a 9-8 (7-1) tally.
Delaware vs. Temple (non-scoring)
Singles: 1 - Troy Beneck (Del) def. Kacper Rams (T), 6-4, 6-1; 2 - Adam Lawton (Del) def. Kristian Marquart (T), 6-4, 6-3; 3 - Nolan Gelman (Del) def. Nicolas Paulas (T), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; 4 - Jason Derene (Del) def. Hicham Belkssir (T), 7-5, 6-4; 5 - Hernan Vasconez (T) def. Evan Andrews (Del), 6-1, 6-1
Doubles: 1 - Troy Beneck / Adam Lawton (Del) def. Nicolas Paulas / Kacper Rams (T), 8-2; 2 - Jason Derene / Nolan Gelman (Del) def. Hicham Belkssir / Kristian Marquart (T), 9-8 (7-1)
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