Saint Joseph’s Squeaks by University of Delaware Men’s Tennis, 4-3
February 16, 2013
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ELKTON, Md. – For the second straight week, the University of Delaware men’s tennis team put up a tough fight but Saint Joseph’s University came from behind to take a 4-3 win over the Blue Hens Saturday evening at the Elkton Indoor Courts.
Delaware’s top doubles teams each picked up victories to give the Blue Hens (1-2) a team point. Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton (at right) defeated the duo of Max Montague and Jose Sierra by a close score of 8-6.
The match between Delaware’s Evan Andrews and Nolan Gelman and the Hawks’ Dan Barrus and Tommy Gates wasn’t as close as the Blue Hens picked up the 8-3 win.
In singles play, Beneck and Lawton grabbed two more wins over Saint Joseph’s (2-2) in the top two flights. Beneck defeated Alex Veronis, 6-3, 6-1 while Lawton picked up a 6-3, 6-4 win over Gates.
The Blue Hens host another off-campus match next Sunday at 4 p.m. against Villanova at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington.
Saint Joseph’s 4, Delaware 3
Troy Beneck (D) def. Alex Veronis (S), 6-3, 6-1
Adam Lawton (D) def. Tommy Gates (S), 6-3, 6-4
Jose Sierra (S) def. Nolan Gelman (D), 7-5, 7-5
Pierre Brondeau (S) def. Mike Furr (D), 6-4, 6-3
Max Montague (S) def. Jason Derene (D), 6-3, 6-4
Jeff Kessler (S) def. Alex Sweet (D), 6-1, 6-0
Beneck/Lawton (D) def Sierra/Montague (S), 8-6
Gelman/Andrews (D) def. Gates/Barrus (S), 8-3
Brondeau/Veronis (S) def. Derene/Furr (D), 8-4