April 7, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Lafayette men’s tennis program was upended 6-1 by Navy over the weekend to fall to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in League play on the season. Chris Matturri picked up the lone victory for the Leopards.
In the first singles match, Brandon Goldstein was ousted in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 and Brian Pinkard was defeated 6-0, 6-1 in the second singles. Brian Stefanowicz fell 6-1, 6-2 in the third while Jake Lazer was bested 6-3, 6-3. After dropping the first set, Matturri won the second set 6-2 and the third set 10-8 en route to the win in the fifth singles match. In the final singles, Gavin Studner dropped the first set 6-0 and was trailing 4-2 in the second before having to retire due to an injury.
Lafayette was swept in the doubles matches as Navy knocked off Goldstein/Stefanowicz 8-4, Pinkard/Lazer 8-3 and the duo of Matturri and Studner 8-3.
The Maroon & White are back in action Wednesday as they travel to Lawrenceville, N.J. to face Rider. The match is slated to begin at 3 p.m.
Navy 6, Lafayette 1
1. Mark, Calvin (NAVY) def. Goldstein, Brandon (LAF) 6-3, 6-4
2. Jones, Austin (NAVY) def. Pinkard, Brian (LAF) 6-0, 6-1
3. Daniel, Blake (NAVY) def. Stefanowicz, Brian (LAF) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jana, Krishna (NAVY) def. Lazer, Jake (LAF) 6-3, 6-3
5. Matturri, Chris (LAF) def. Gaines, Alex (NAVY) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
6. Tossavainen, Tyler (NAVY) def. Studner, Gavin (LAF) 6-0, 4-2, retired
1. Jones, Austin/Pecor, Thomas (NAVY) def. Goldstein, Brandon/Stefanowicz, Brian (LAF) 8-4
2. Daniel, Blake/Mark, Calvin (NAVY) def. Lazer, Jake/Pinkard, Brian (LAF) 8-3
3. Gaines, Alex/Jana, Krishna (NAVY) def. Matturri, Chris/Studner, Gavin (LAF) 8-3