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Men’s Tennis Wins First Match of Spring, Coming Back to Defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 4-3

Men’s Tennis Wins First Match of Spring, Coming Back to Defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 4-3

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences men's tennis team won its first match of the spring in thrilling fashion on Tuesday evening, coming back from dropping the doubles point to win four-of-six singles matches for a 4-3 triumph over St. Thomas Aquinas at the Hamlin Center.

With the score tied at 3-3, Borna Novak clinched the winning point with a 7-5 triumph in the third set at No. 3 singles. The senior shook off a 0-6 defeat in the second set for his second straight victory.

After St. Thomas Aquinas (6-4) also won the first singles match for a 2-0 lead, Jack Kosiorowski got USciences on the board with a straight-set victory at No. 2 singles for his sixth win of the year, now second on the team. 

Nathan Nguyen and Sahas Chandragiri also won in straight sets in singles play, at the fourth and fifth flight. The result was Nguye'ns second straight win, and he is now tied with Chandragiri for third on the team with five singles victories. 

Borna Markusic was on the wrong side of a back-and-forth three-setter, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 1 singles that tied the match at 3-3, but he did win with Novak in doubles play; 6-1 at the first flight as the duo improved to 4-3 on the year. 

University of the Sciences returns to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play tomorrow with a 2:30 p.m. match at Chestnut Hill.

 

Results

Singles

1. Marcel Volz (STAC) def. Borna Markusic (USCI_M) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Jack Kosiorowski (USCI_M) def. Paul Voigt (STAC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

3. Borna Novak (USCI_M) def. Gijs Anton Offringa (STAC) 7-6, 0-6, 7-5

4. Nathan Nguyen (USCI_M) def. Enej Hasicevic (STAC) 6-2, 6-4

5. Sahas Chandragiri (USCI_M) def. Mitchell Harrison (STAC) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

6. Luke Taplin (STAC) def. Evan Halperin (USCI_M) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

1. Borna Markusic/Borna Novak (USCI_M) def. Marcel Volz/Mitchell Harrison (STAC) 6-1

2. Paul Voigt/Enej Hasicevic (STAC) def. Jack Kosiorowski/Nathan Nguyen (USCI_M) 6-2

3. Luke Taplin/Gijs Anton Offringa (STAC) def. Sahas Chandragiri/Evan Halperin (USCI_M) 6-1