The Bears of NYIT continued its winning ways over the weekend as both the men’s and women’s programs notched two victories each to remain undefeated.
The men’s program improved to 5-0 in 2016 with victories over Merrimack on Friday and then Southern New Hampshire on Saturday.
In the Friday match against Merrimack, NYIT won eight of the nine matches played to cruise to the 8-1 victory. Against Southern New Hampshire, NYIT had to shake off losing the doubles point and rally to win five of the six singles matches to roll to the victory and remain unbeaten.
The women’s team played the same schedule as the men and continued to roll, shutting out both Merrimack and Southern New Hampshire 9-0 to bump its record to 15-0 dating back to the 2015 fall season.
The Bears, who were opening up their 2016 season, didn’t lose a single match in either of the two contests.
Stony Brook Women Split Two Weekend Matches
The Stony Brook women went 1-1 in their two contests over the weekend, edging Bryant 4-3 on Friday before falling to Brown 5-2 on Saturday.
After dropping the doubles point to Bryant, the Seawolves responded by winning four of the six singles matches to snag the victory.
Stony Brook was unable to muster up a comeback against Brown the following day as Brown took four of the six singles flights to come out on top.
Stony Brook now sits at 3-2 on the season.
Hofstra Men, Women Take Down Lafayette
The Hofstra men won its third straight contest with a 5-2 victory over Lafayette in a Saturday night match at Point Set Indoor Tennis Center in Oceanside.
The Pride were anchored by its singles play, receiving straight-set wins from Marcus Smith, Niko Vulinovich and Yahn Gawrit at first, second and fourth singles, respectively, which was enough to seal the victory.
In the women’s match, also played at Point Set, Hofstra won all six singles flights and took the doubles point to roll to a 7-0 win over Lafayette. The Pride were led by Carmen Pestano who won all 12 games of her fourth singles match for a 6-0, 6-0 victory, helping improve the Pride to 3-0 on the season.
Adelphi Falls to ASA, Concordia
The Adelphi men fell to 2-3 on the season over the weekend. The Panthers were beaten by ASA and Concordia on Friday and Saturday, respectively, and will look to end a three-match skid when it plays Queens College on March 18.