| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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Hofstra Men and Women Fall to Delaware in CAA Season Openers

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams for Hofstra University dropped their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) season openers this weekend, as the Blue Hens of Delaware notched victories in both matches.

The men fell 6-1, as Josh Reynolds won the lone match for the Pride at sixth singles. The women were tripped up 7-0 by the 73rd ranked Delaware.

Below are the full results of the matches from Delaware’s wins:

Delaware 6, Hofstra 1


1) James Wilkinson (Delaware) def. Ostap Kovalenko (Hofstra) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

2) Pascal Wagemaker (Delaware) def. Bo Cautaerts (Hofstra) 7-6, 6-4

3) Luis Molina (Delaware def. Shawn Jackson (Hofstra) 6-2, 6-2

4) Alexandre Gluck (Delaware) def. Matthew Garcia (Hofstra) 7-6, 6-2

5) Liam Hedlund (Delaware) def. Vincent Turina (Hofstra) 6-4, 6-0

6) Josh Reynolds (Hofstra) def. Tobias Sonne (Delaware) 7-6, 4-6, 10-7


1) James Wilkinson/Pierce Gilheany (Delaware) def. Bo Cautaerts/Ostap Kovalenko (Hofstra) 6-1

2) Alexandre Gluck/Liam Hedlund (Delaware) def. Shawn Jackson/Julien Wolfe (Hofstra) 6-2

3) G. Valdoleiros/Pascal Wagemaker (Delaware) vs. Matthew Garcia/Vincent Turina (Hofstra) 5-3, unfinished


No. 73 Delaware 7, Hofstra 0


1) Eliza Askarova (Delaware) def. Katherine Kachkarov (Hofstra) 6-3, 6-0

2) Alina Vasilenko (Delaware) def. Kayla Solagnier (Hofstra) 6-3, 6-1

3) Julieta Honrubia (Delaware) def. Deniz Soyer (Hofstra) 6-1, 6-0

4) Isabella Montana (Delaware) def. Mandisa Walle (Hofstra) 6-2, 6-1

5) Dominika Sujova (Delaware) def. Ananyaa Bhargava (Hofstra) 6-2, 6-3

6) Maria Constantinou (Delaware) def. Kaitlyn Ferguson (Hofstra) 6-1, 6-4



1) Alina Vasilenko/Dominika Sujova (Delaware) vs. Mandisa Walle/Deniz Soyer (Hofstra) 5-4, unfinished

2) Eliza Askarova/Julieta Honrubia (Delaware) def. April Sanchez/Katherine Kachkarov (Hofstra) 6-2

3) Isabella Montana/Viva Laas (Delaware) def. Kayla Solagnier/Ananyaa Bhargava (Hofstra) 6-1


The Hofstra men returned to the court on Sunday and fell to Brown 5-2. Hofstra received wins from Reynolds at sixth singles, and Vincent Turina at fifth singles. The men will next play this Wednesday on the road at St. John’s.  The women’s next match will come on March 20 on the road at Quinnipiac.



Adelphi Men Tripped Up On The Road

The men’s tennis team from Adelphi visited Philadelphia on Friday, and fell 5-2 to Jefferson University in a non-conference showdown.

The Panthers got wins from Marko Jovanovic, who won 6-1, 6-2 to earn his fourth consecutive victory at first singles, and Salomon Arce Lema at sixth singles.

Below are the full results from the match:


1) Marko Jovanovic (Adelphi) def. Hubert Theriault (Jefferson) 6-1, 6-2

2) Hannibal Borg (Jefferson) def. Gabriel Balestero (Adelphi) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

3) German Lopez Andujar (Jefferson) def. Adi Saginayev (Adelphi) 6-2, 6-3

4) Mateo Navarro (Jefferson) def. Reece Farrow (Adelphi) 6-4, 7-6(3)

5) Enrique Soto Ballester (Jefferson) def. Luke Attride-Stirling (Adelphi) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

6) Salomon Arce Lema (Adelphi) def. Jamil Racho (Jefferson) 6-3, 6-3



1) Hubert Theriault/German Lopez Andujar (Jefferson) def. Marko Jovanovic/Gabriel Balestero (Adelphi) 6-2

2) Hannibal Borg/Odissey Kavak (Jefferson) def. Valentin Le Goupil-Maier/Reece Farrow (Adelphi) 7-6(4)

3) Enrique Soto Ballester/Mateo Navarro (Jefferson) def. Thiago Negrao/Thomas Horsley (Adelphi) 7-6(5)


Adelphi returns to action on Wednesday when it visits Queens College.