Stetson men's tennis rallied for a 4-3 win over NJIT in the ASUN Conference opener for both teams, Saturday at Naimoli Center in Newark, N.J.
The Hatters (9-7 overall, 1-0 ASUN) opened the day with a thrilling win in doubles. NJIT began doubles play with a 7-5 win on Court 3, but the Hatters stormed back as Antoine Sanchez & Colter DeCoste grabbed a7-5 win on Court 2, and Josh Laka & Tim Gennes outlasted their opponents on Court 1 for a 7-6 victory.
Up 1-0 on the scoreboard, the Hatters quickly fell behind once play turned to singles. The Highlanders won singles matches on Courts 3 and 4, but the Hatters tied the match asLouis Gorregues pulled out a 7-6, 6-4 win on Court 1.
NJIT regained the lead with a win on Court 2, before the Hatters finished strong. Christian Mills evened the team scored with a 6-2, 7-6 victory on Court 6, and senior Coilin MacNamara gave Stetson the overall win with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 triumph on Court 5.
The Hatters continue ASUN play when they visit North Florida on Saturday, March 23 in Jacksonville.
Stetson 4, NJIT 3
3/16/2019 at Newark, N.J. (Naimoli Center)
1. Louis Gorregues (STET) def. Tomi Antoljak (NJIT) 7-6, 6-4
2. Lukas Zvikas (NJIT) def. Clement Hamel (STET) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
3. Abdullah Fouad (NJIT) def. Antoine Sanchez (STET) 6-3, 5-2, retired
4. Zac Castagna (NJIT) def. Tim Gennes (STET) 6-3, 6-3
5. Coilin MacNamara (STET) def. Aleksa Petrovic (NJIT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
6. Christian Mills (STET) def. George Svensson (NJIT) 6-2, 7-6
1. Josh Laka/Tim Gennes (STET) def. Tomi Antoljak/Zac Castagna (NJIT) 7-6
2. Antoine Sanchez/Colter DeCoste (STET) def. Lukas Zvikas/George Svensson (NJIT) 7-5
3. Abdullah Fouad/Aleksa Petrovic (NJIT) def. Coilin MacNamara/Clement Hamel (STET) 7-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,6,5)
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