MENíS TENNIS DEFEATED BY NC STATE AND ELON SUNDAY
RALEIGH, NC – Despite several individual wins throughout the day, the Monmouth University men’s tennis team was defeated by North Carolina State and Elon on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks fell to NC State by a score of 5-2 in the first match, and were defeated in the second match by Elon, 4-1. Monmouth drops to 0-3 on the season and will play next Saturday and Sunday at the NJIT Invitational.
-Nicola Pipoli won his second singles match of the season, with the first coming at No. 2 and today’s win against NC State at No. 1.
-Freshman Vikrant Dahiya picked up his first singles win of the season, defeating NC State’s Sean Burnette at No. 6.
-After winning the first set against Elon, Pipoli dropped the next two, 6-3 and 6-2.
-In doubles competition against Elon, the duo of Filipek and Estrada won their second of the day, defeating Elon 6-4.
-Pipoli and Dahiya also picked up a doubles victory against Elon, defeating Salvador Mijares and Neal Port, 6-2.
NC State 5, Monmouth 2
1. Nicola Pipoli (MON) def. Nick Horton (ST) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Alexis Galarneau (ST) def. Przemyslaw Filipek (MON) 6-0, 6-3
3. Igor Saveljic (ST) def. Ale Gomez Estrada (MON) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Georgiy Malyshev (ST) def. Alberto Giuffrida (MON) 6-3, 6-2
5. Michael Ogden (ST) def. Christian Vieira (MON) 6-2, 7-5
6. Vikrant Dahiya (MON) def. Sean Burnette (ST) 8-7 (7-5)
Elon 4, Monmouth 1
1. Felipe Sarrasague (ELON) def. Nicola Pipoli (MON) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Mario Paccini (ELON) def. Przemyslaw Filipek (MON) 6-0, 6-4
3. Salvador Mijares (ELON) def. Ale Gomez Estrada (MON) 6-1, 6-4
4. Petar Tomic (ELON) def. Alberto Giuffrida (MON) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
5. Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) vs. Christian Vieira (MON) 3-2, unfinished
6. Neal Port (ELON) vs. Vikrant Dahiya (MON) 3-1, unfinished
Monmouth will compete in the NJIT Invitational next weekend in Newark, NJ. The Hawks will play on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29.