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Males’s Tennis Downs Wilkes to Win MAC Freedom Common-Season Title

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Might 1, 2021)  – The Stevens Institute of Know-how males’s tennis staff capped an ideal common season with a 9-0 victory over Wilkes College Saturday in a MAC Freedom match performed on the Ralston Athletic Complicated. 

The victory moved Stevens to 8-0 on the yr and to 5-0 in convention play, propelling the Geese to the convention’s regular-season title and the highest total seed within the upcoming MAC Freedom Championship playoffs. The Geese wrapped up the 2021 common season by not dropping a single level in any of the staff’s eight matches. Excluding the 2020 season, Stevens has been the highest seed within the convention event in 9 of the final 10 seasons. Stevens begins postseason play in opposition to eighth-seeded Misericordia in Hoboken on Might 3.

“I am very pleased how we competed immediately on the street at Wilkes,” mentioned head coach Steve Gachko. “It is all the time particular to have the ability to host on our campus throughout postseason play and we hope to carry residence one other convention championship. The staff is in nice sprites and we plan to proceed making small enhancements every day to increase our season as a lot as doable.”

The Geese gained all three doubles flights by way of similar 8-2 scores. The tandem of junior Marc Feliu and first-year Aashi Kulakarni opened scoring at first doubles earlier than junior Mark Pabalan and classmate Garrett Kincaid topped Cole Gibson and Connor Murphy at third doubles. Senior Keegan Morris and first-year Adam Borowczak capped the sweep at second doubles. The doubles win for Borowczak was his second of the yr, and the primary with Morris.

Stevens’ sturdy play carried over to the singles flights, the place the Geese dropped scored straight set wins in 4 of the 5 flights to win the match. Feliu didn’t drop a degree in defeating Matt Angara, 6-0, 6-0, at second singles and Kulakarni continued his excellent debut season with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jack Maline at third singles to clinch the match.

Borowczak and Pabalan prolonged the result in seven with wins at fourth and fifth singles, respectively. Junior Brian Li scored his first victory of the day with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jacob Bosler at sixth singles. Morris wanted a 3rd set, however in the end accomplished the Geese’ eighth straight sweep with a 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8 victory over Gibson within the first singles line.

Up Subsequent: Males’s Tennis opens play within the MAC Freedom Championship Might 3 in opposition to Misericordia College. 

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