Men's tennis secures close win

Lauren Boone

Senior Writer

The Orange and Blue defeated the Saint Joseph’s Hawks 4-3 on April 2 in Philadelphia. Kelly Morque ’13 came out on top in his three-set singles match to clinch the overall win for the Bison.

The Bison swept the Hawks in doubles play. At No. 1 doubles, Aidan Lynch ’14 and Evan Zimmer ’13 won their match 8-6. The No. 2 doubles team, Nick Bybel ’16 and Josh Katten ’13, won their match 8-5. Octavio Canibe ’15 and Morque won their doubles match 8-6 in the No. 3 position.

The Bison carried the momentum from doubles play into singles play. First to finish was Zimmer, winning at the No. 3 position 6-3, 6-0. Bybel won his match 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 1 position to push the Bison out to a 2-0 lead in the singles play.

However, the Orange and Blue dropped three points to the Hawks at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions, but Morque’s victory at the No. 2 singles position with a close score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 won the overall match for the Bison.

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With this victory, the Bison maintained a perfect 18-0 overall record against the Hawks.  The Orange and Blue also preserved a four-game winning streak against non-conference opponents. Their overall record is 10-5.

The Bison will be back in action this weekend against rival Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y., on Saturday at 2 p.m, followed by a meeting with Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y., on April 7 at 11 a.m.

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