Men's Tennis Falls to Lehigh in Season Finale
April 22, 2014
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette men’s tennis team finished its regular season schedule with a 6-1 loss against Lehigh Monday on Sullivan Courts.
Sophomore Brian Stefanowicz picked up the Maroon and White’s lone singles point when he took care of Tyler Hansen 7-5, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. Brandon Goldstein dropped the No. 1 singles match to Ben Gilman 6-1, 6-3, while Brian Pinkard fell 6-4, 6-1 in No. 2 singles to Mitchell Petersen. Jeremy Kochman downed Jake Lazer in the third singles match 6-2, 6-2 and freshman T.J. Morgan lost to Timur Chernykh 6-2, 6-3. Ethan Bogard took the sixth singles point from Chris Matturri 6-3, 6-3.
The Leopards picked up a win in doubles action courtesy of Goldstein and Stefanowicz’s 8-6 defeat of Petersen and Mark Goldberg. Gilman and Kockman knocked off Pinkard and Lazer 8-3 at second doubles, while Chernykh and Hansen defeated Matturri and Gavin Studner 8-6 in the decisive No. 3 competition.
The loss rounds out a 4-10 campaign for the Leopards who shift their focus to the Patriot League Tournament and a first round meeting with Holy Cross on Thursday in West Point, N.Y.
Lehigh 6, Lafayette 1
Ben Gilman (LU) def. Brandon Goldstein (LC) 6-1, 6-3
Mitchell Petersen (LU) def. Brian Pinkard (LC) 6-1, 6-1
Jeremy Kochman (LU) def. Jake Lazer (LC) 6-2, 6-2
Brian Stefanowicz (LC) def. Tyler Hansen (LU) 7-5, 6-1
Timur Chernykh (LU) def. T.J. Morgan (LC) 6-2, 6-3
Ethan Bogard (LU) def. Chris Matturri (LC) 6-3, 6-3
Brandon Goldstein/Brian Stefanowicz (LC) def. Mark Goldberg/Mitchell Petersen (LU) 8-6
Ben Gilman/Jeremy Kochman (LU) def. Brian Pinkard/Jake Lazer (LC) 8-3
Timur Chernykh/Tyler Hansen (LU) def. Chris Matturri/Gavin Studner 8-6