St. John's Drops Pair of Matches at Dartmouth|
Jan. 29, 2018
HANOVER, N.H. - Hitting the road for the first time this season, the St. John’s men’s tennis team fell to Dartmouth on Saturday and Buffalo on Sunday in Hanover, N.H.
Facing off against the host school, the Red Storm looked to improve its history against Ivy League programs.
After dropping the opening doubles match at the No. 3 position, the Johnnies responded when the pairing of Ognjen Trejgut and Alex Roszkowski rallied back for a 7-5 victory from the No. 2 position to tie the doubles matches at 1-1 early.
Despite a spirited effort from the No. 1 spot, St. John’s fell, 7-5, as the Big Green (4-0) captured the doubles point.
Trejgut, battling at the No. 5 position and Dusan Vukicevic doing the same from the No. 4 hole each claimed a set during singles play, but both matches went unfinished as Dartmouth cemented the victory with three singles wins.
Broom/Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Sucevic/Vukicevic (SJU), 7-5
Trejgut/Roszkowski (SJU) def. Fliegner/Conklin (Dartmouth), 7-5
Riccardi/Glasnovic (Dartmouth) def. Nunez Aguilera/Maslor (SJU), 6-1
Order of finish: 3,2,1
Broom (Dartmouth) def. Sucevic (SJU), 6-2, 6-3
Martin (Dartmouth) vs. Nunez Aguilera (SJU), 6-3, 5-1, DNF
Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Maslov (SJU), 6-2, 6-1
Fliegner (Dartmouth) vs. Vukicevic (SJU), 6-4, 2-3, DNF
Riccardi (Dartmouth) vs. Trejgut (SJU), 6-3, 2-6, 0-0, DNF
Speicher (Dartmouth) def. Ruiz Acevedo (SJU), 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 3,1,6
Looking to rebound, St. John’s (1-2) took on the MAC favorite Buffalo Bulls in an Empire State showdown.
Flipping the script from Saturday, the Red Storm claimed the opening match in doubles play, with Igor Maslov and Alan Nunez Aguilera rolling to a 6-2 win at No. 3, but a loss from the No. 2 spot moved all eyes to the top position. There, Luka Sucevic and Vukicevic gave the Johnnies the much-needed point in doubles play with a 7-5 victory.
Moving into singles play, St. John’s took a 2-0 lead in the match when Trejgut swept his opponent from the No. 5 hole, 6-4, 6-3, however, the Bulls (1-2) rallied with four-consecutive wins to take the match.
Aguilera finished the tough weekend on a positive note, winning at the No. 2 position in a thrilling, three-set match 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-6 to bring the final score to 4-3.
Luka Sucevic/ Dusan Vukicevic (SJU) def. Ethan Nittolo/Hao Sheng Koay (UB), 7-5
Vidit Vaghela/Petr Vodak (UB) def. Ognjen Trejgut/Alex Roszkowski (SJU), 6-1
Alan Nunez Aguilera/Igor Maslov (SJU) def. Matt Johnson/Villhelm Fridell (UB), 6-2
Hao Sheng Koay (UB) def. Luka Sucevic (SJU), 6-2, 6-3
Alan Nunez Aguilera (SJU) def. Petr Vodak (UB), 6-7, 7-5, 10-6
Ethan Nittolo (UB) def. Dusan Vukiceic (SJU), 6-3, 7-5
Vidit Vaghela (UB) def. Igor Maslov (SJU), 6-4, 6-3
Ognjen Trejgut (SJU) def. Nickolas Frisk (UB), 6-4, 6-3
Matt Johnson (UB) def. Alex Roszkowski (SJU), 7-5, 6-1