March 4, 2018
BRONX, N.Y. - Opening the month of March, the St. John’s men’s tennis team kept up its stellar play from the month prior, dominating Fordham in a 7-0 victory on Sunday evening in the Bronx.
The Red Storm (7-3) has now won six-straight games and the sweep was the most-lopsided victory during the streak.
Leading off in doubles play, the Johnnies posted a quick pair of wins to immediately set the tone of the match.
Luka Sucevic and Alan Nunez Aguilera rolled to a 6-1 victory from the No. 1 position, followed by Dusan Vukicevic and Alex Roszkowski picking up a 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot to cement the doubles point.
The duo of Andrei Crapcenco and Ognjen Trejgut held a 6-5 lead when the doubles point was won, and the match was halted with the Red Storm a set away from a sweep.
Despite not earning the win in doubles, Trejgut got the Johnnies started in the singles portion of the match with a 6-4, 6-0 triumph at the No. 6 spot.
Moments later, Sucevic added his second win of the night with a convincing, 6-2, 6-1, victory at the top spot, and Aguilera wrapped up the dual-match victory with a 6-2, 6-2 statement from the No. 2 position.
Crapcenco added the fourth singles victory for the visitors with a 6-4, 6-1 conquest, and Igor Maslov also picked up a success in a tight match. Maslov rallied for a 7-6 victory in a tiebreaker before rolling to a 6-1 score in the second set.
The most heated match of the night came from the No. 4 position with Vukicevic prevailing in a three-set affair. The junior claimed the opening set, 6-3, before falling in the second, 7-5, to set up the final set. Vukicevic held on for a 10-7 victory in the third to complete the match sweep for the Johnnies.
St. John’s aims for its seventh-straight win on Mar. 7 when the Johnnies host Binghamton at Noon.