Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Stony Brook notched their first America East conference wins over the weekend as both programs notched victories over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday.
On the road, both programs bounced back from long layoffs to open up conference play successfully.
The men would earn the doubles point thanks to Jose Morales & Samuel Taieb’s victory at first doubles and Tyler Hoffman & Rodrigo Ristow Hadlich’s triumph at third doubles.
The Seawolves would get straight set victories from Raphael Termat at first singles and Hadlich at fifth singles before Kenzo Kauffman clinched the victory with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win at sixth singles.
The Stony Brook women would fall behind early as it dropped the doubles point, but the Seawolves responded with victories at second, third, fourth and sixth singles to storm back for the victory.
Both programs will return to action on Wednesday, March 30 against Long Island foe Hofstra.
Hofstra Men Beat Sacred Heart, Women Fall to Towson
The Hofstra men’s tennis team won its third straight contest on Friday night, taking down Sacred Heart 4-3 at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club.
The Pride fell behind early as Sacred Heart edged out the doubles point thanks to a victory at the third doubles flight. But Hofstra’s singles play came up big, notching wins at first, second and fifth doubles to put them in a position for a win.
That deciding win would come at fourth singles, as Gustav Akesson outlasted Sacred Heart’s Karan Narula 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to clinch Hofstra’s third straight victory and improve to 7-2 on the season.
The Hofstra women would come up short against Towson, falling 7-0 to snap their own three-match winning streak.
Farmingdale Beats College of Staten Island
The Farmingdale State men’s tennis team moved to 3-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory over the College of Staten Island on Saturday afternoon.
The Rams were led by the back end of its singles play, winning third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles in addition to two doubles flights to come away victorious.
Farmingdale will return to action on Wednesday, March 30 against Lehman.
In other college action on Long Island this weekend, the Adelphi men fell to Southern New Hampshire 9-0.