College Recap: Adelphi Men Continue Winning Streak

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Adelphi Men Sweep Weekend Matches
After dropping its opening match of the spring season to Queens College, the Adelphi men’s tennis team has now won four straight matches after defeating Saint Michael’s College 9-0 on Sunday.

The Panthers won five of the six singles flights in straight sets to dominate on the afternoon. The only singles match that was not won in straight sets was first singles, but Matteo Cannavera fought back from a set down to beat Ben Lambert of Saint Michael’s 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Cannavera also teamed up with Uladzislau Litvinchuk to win 8-0 over Lambert and Dan Foley in first doubles, as Adelphi would win all nine flights to record the victory and move to 3-0 in Northeast-10 play on the season.

The day before, the Panthers upended Saint Anselm College 8-1.


Stony Brook Women Drop Matches to Boston University, Yale
The Stony Brook women’s tennis team lost both of its matches over the weekend, falling to Boston University 6-1 on Saturday before dropping a 5-2 match to Yale on Sunday.

On Saturday, Yana Nikolaeva won the only flight for the Seawolves as she defeated Remi Ramos 7-5, 6-0 at second singles.

Against Yale, Elizabeth Tsvetkov won both of her matches, teaming with Nikolaeva to win 7-6(2) at first doubles but Stony Brook would lose the other two doubles matches to drop the doubles point. Tsvetkov would also beat Carol Finke 6-1, 6-4 at first singles while Nadia Smergut earned the team’s other victory with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Elizabeth Zordani at fourth singles.


Hofstra Men Edged By UConn
The Hofstra men’s tennis team dropped its second straight match, falling to Connecticut 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

In this back and forth affair, the Huskies kicked things off by winning all three doubles flights to take the opening point, and pushed the lead to 3-0 with wins at fifth and sixth singles.

 Hofstra responded thanks to wins at second and third singles, as Niko Vulinovich notched a 6-2, 6-4 in the second spot and Jan Leithner won 7-5, 7-5 at third singles.

But the rally would end as Connecticut’s Chris Toner came back to beat Marcus Smith 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 to clinch the victory for the Huskies.


NYIT Men Lose First Spring Match; Women Sweep Chestnut Hill
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) men’s tennis team lost its first match of the spring, falling to Chestnut Hill 6-3 over the weekend.

The loss snapped a three-match winning streak to open up the spring.

The women of NYIT fared much better against Chestnut Hill, winning all nine matches for the dominant 9-0 victory. Paulina Vazquez at fourth singles and Antonella Lopez at fifth singles won their matches 6-0, 6-0 to lead the way for the Bears.