March 21, 2009
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - The St. John's men's tennis team defeated Georgetown, 6-1, on Friday at the USTA National Tennis Center. With the victory, the Red Storm improves to an even 7-7 overall and 1-1 in BIG EAST play, while the Hoyas fall to 2-14 and open conference play 0-1.
The Hoyas took an early 1-0 lead in the match by winning at the No. 1 and 3 spots and clinching the doubles point. STJ's tandem of freshman Milo Hauk and junior Derek Wallensteen were victorious at the No. 2 spot, 8-6.
The Red Storm swept each spot of singles competition, picking up four straight-set victories in the process. Sophomore Asaf Honig led the way with a 6-0, 6-2 win at the top spot, while senior Gustavo Loza was equally as impressive with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2. At No. 4, it took two long sets for sophomore Martin Kosut to put away his opponent, 7-5, 7-6, while sophomore-transfer Stefan Nikolic picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 5 spot. Hauk and senior Jordan Talbot earned three-set victories at the No. 3 and 6 spots, respectively.
St. John's returns to action on Sunday, March 22 at noon, when the squad travels to Storrs, Conn. to take on the Connecticut Huskies.
St. John's 6, Georgetown 1