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Villanova Ousts Men's Tennis, 6-1

James Oliver

April 6, 2012

VILLANOVA, Pa. - James Oliver earned a win at No. 4 singles for the Lafayette men's tennis team on Thursday at Villanova, but the host Wildcats claimed the remainder of the matches en route to a 6-1 win.

Lafayette now stands at 5-8 in dual matches this season.

Oliver was victorious in straight sets, 6-3, to earn his individual win. Brandon Goldstein and Andrew Morris both went to a third set in their singles matches, while the No. 3 doubles pair of Doug Gallagher and Will Mercorella was ousted in a tiebreak, 8-7 (5).

The Leopards are back in action on Tuesday, April 10 at Sullivan Courts against Saint Joseph's. Patriot League play resumes on Sunday, April 15 with a home match against Bucknell.


Singles 1. Thomas O'Brien (VU) d. Doug Gallagher (LC) 6-2, 6-2 2. Matt Colonnese (VU) d. Brandon Goldstein (LC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 3. Michael Rosengren (VU) d. Will Mercorella (LC) 6-3, 6-2 4. James Oliver (LC) d. Mark Miller (VU) 6-3, 6-3 5. Tim Abbracciamento (VU) d. Scott Gelbman (LC) 7-6 (2), 6-3 6. Kelly Donaldson (VU) d. Andrew Morris (LC) 5-7, 6-4, (10-8)

Doubles 1. Donaldson/O'Brien (VU) d. Gelbman/Oliver (LC) 8-2 2. Abbracciamento/Rosengren (VU) d. Goldstein/Morris (LC) 8-3 3. Kyle Grandin/Miller (VU) d. Gallagher/Mercorella (LC) 8-7 (5)