#1 MEN'S TENNIS HANDLES #4 FAIRFIELD TO ADVANCE TO MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
#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
#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:
Monmouth wins 4-0
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.