Oct. 20, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The St. John's men's tennis team ended the fall season this weekend at the 2008 Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional, hosted by Yale University. The Red Storm was led by freshman Milo Hauk, who reached the Round of 32 in the Singles Main Draw and posted a team-best 2-1 record.
Hauk defeated Jason Hill of Navy, 6-2, 6-4, in the Round of 128, and then bested Dartmouth's Justin Tzou, 6-2, 6-3, in the Round of 64. On Sunday, in the Round of 32, the freshman played hard against Bogdan Borta from Columbia, but Borta came out on top, 7-5, 6-3.
In other singles action, junior Martin Kosut had STJ's other win, a Round of 128 victory over Brian Maher of Villanova, 6-3, 6-1. Kosut lost to Princeton's Peter Capkovic, 6-3, 6-2 in the Round of 64. Senior Alex Svetlakov and sophomore Asaf Honig each earned byes in the opening round, but both lost in their Round of 64 matches.
In doubles play, the Red Storm's tandem of Kosut and Svetlakov earned a bye in the Round of 64, but lost to Fairleigh Dickinson's Matt Gordon and Andrew Denny, 8-6, in the Round of 32.
St. John's finished the weekend with a 3-6 singles record and a 0-3 record in doubles action. The Red Storm will open its spring dual schedule on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, when the squad plays host to Colgate University.