Men's Tennis Loses to Notre Dame in Opening Round of the BIG EAST Championship

Coral Gables, Fla. - The St. Johns mens tennis team dropped its opening round match of the 2003 BIG EAST Championship, held at the Neil Schiff Tennis Complex at the University of Miami, by a score of 4-0. St. Johns overall record falls to 10-8, including four BIG EAST wins, while Notre Dame improves to 9-12.

In the closest match of the afternoon, freshman Morgan Bauer (New York, N.Y.) fell his No. 4 singles match in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, to Notre Dames Brain Farrell.

In other singles action, Arnaud Agniel (Aix-en-Provence, France) dropped his No. 1 singles match to Matt Scott, in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 and freshman Nick Stocker (Norwich, England) lost his No. 5 singles match to Nicolas Lopez, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, the Notre Dames No. 1 doubles team of Brent DAmico and Scott defeated the St. Johns team of Jake Maxwell (Glen Cove, N.Y.) and Agniel, 8-0 and also the No. 2 doubles team of Luis Haddock and Farrell also earned a victory against St, Johns, beating the team of Boris Chiporukha (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Bauer, 8-3.

The St. Johns mens tennis team will conclude its 2002-0 season on Saturday, April 26, when they will take on Boston College in a consolation match, beginning at 3:00 p.m.




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