March 14, 2014
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Returning to Queens for the first time since mid-February, the No. 74 St. John's men's tennis team topped cross-town foe Fordham, 4-0, in a Friday morning match at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Reigning BIG EAST Player of the Week Robert Livi continued his stellar play with a straight set, 6-3, 7-6 win over the Rams' Alastair Barnes at the No. 3 singles slot. For Livi, it was his fifth-consecutive victory dating back to March 3, a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rice's David Warren. Over the course of the freshman's streak, the Red Storm (6-4, 1-0 BIG EAST) has won four of its last five matches. Sophomore Michael-John Every picked up the clincher for St. John's with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at fourth singles, his first singles win of the season.
The doubles point was clinched by the duo of sophomore Vaidik Munshaw and junior Lucas Hejhal, an 8-5 win at first doubles.
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St. John's 4, Fordham 0
1. Matty Najfeld (FOR) vs. R.J. Del Nunzio (SJU) no result
2. Lucas Hejhal (SJU) def. Kuba Kowalski (FOR) 6-3, 6-2
3. Robert Livi (SJU) def. Alastair Barnes (FOR) 6-3, 7-6
4. Michael-John Every (SJU) def. Mischa Koran (FOR) 6-4, 6-2
5. Max Peara (FOR) vs. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo (SJU) no result
6. Michael Puntillo (FOR) vs. Gary Kushnirovich (SJU) no result
1. Vaidik Munshaw/Lucas Hejhal (SJU) def. Matty Najfeld/Mischa Koran (FOR) 8-5
2. Alastair Barnes/Kuba Kowalski (FOR) vs. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo/R.J. Del Nunzio (SJU) no result
3. Robert Livi/Michael-John Every (SJU) def. Michael Puntillo/Max Peara (FOR) 8-1
Fordham 3-9, 0-1 A10
St. John's 6-4, 1-0 BE
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,3,4)