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#1 MEN'S TENNIS HANDLES #4 FAIRFIELD TO ADVANCE TO MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 29, 2017

WEST WINDSOR, NJ – After going 7-0 in conference play and earning the first seed in the tournament, the Monmouth University men's tennis team cruised past #4 Fairfield in the MAAC Semifinals today, 4-0. Przemyslaw Filipek and teammate Ale Gomez Estrada earned the win at #1 doubles to open the match, 7-5. Nicola Pipoli and Alberto Giuffrida clinched the doubles point for Monmouth, taking the 6-2 win at #2 doubles. During the singles portion, Gomez Estrada handled Fairfield at #3 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Freshman Sergio Martinez took care of business at #6 singles, earning Monmouth's second win with a 6-1, 6-3 advantage. Giuffrida clinched the Hawks' win at #5 singles, as he edged Fairfield 6-3, 6-2. After winning its first ever MAAC Championship last season, Monmouth will look to make it two straight titles as it faces #2 Marist tomorrow at 2:00 PM.

 

NUMBERS CRUNCH

Singles:

 

#1 Pipoli (MON) vs. Orban (FFD) 7-6, 1-3, unfinished

#2  Filipek (MON)  vs. Caputo(FFD)  4-6, 5-5, unfinished

#3 Gomez (MON)  def. Rodgers(FFD)  6-1, 6-2

#4 Vieira (MON)  vs. Ammon(FFD)  6-0, 4-6, 3-1, unfinished

#5 Giuffrida (MON) def. Appel (FFD)  6-3, 6-2

#6 Martinez (MON)  def. Shibles (FFD) 6-1, 6-3

 

Order of finish:

3, 6, 5

 

Doubles:

#1 Filipek/Gomez (MON)  def. Orban/Caputo(FFD)  7-5

#2 Pipoli/Giuffrida (MON)  def. Rodgers/Ammon(FFD)  6-2

#3 Appel/Shibles (FFD)  vs. Viera/Dahiya (MON)  5-4, unfinished

 

Order of finish:

1, 2

 

Monmouth wins 4-0

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks will compete in the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Championship tomorrow at 2:00 PM. #1 Monmouth will take on #2 Marist, who the Hawks defeated 4-3 on April 22nd.