Hilton Head, S.C. – The Catholic University of America men's tennis team opened spring action this past week. The Cardinals traveled down to South Carolina, taking on Mount Union and Tiffin, but fell in both contests, 8-1.
Sophomore Jan Lasota picked up an impressive victory over Mount Union at number two singles, winning 6-4 in the firstbefore posting a strong 6-2 performance in the second. No. 1 junior Juan Lorido had one of the best matches of the day, coming back to force a third with a 7-6 win in the second, but fell 10-6 in the final.
Against Tiffin, Lorido was able come up aces down the stretch, winning 6-0, 10-6 after falling in the first at No. 1 singles.
Lorido and senior Rocky Alhagbani combined for a fierce match at No. 1 doubles against Tiffin, but came up just short, 9-7.
Mount Union Results
1. Rob DeMarco (MTU) def. Juan Lorido (CU) 6-2, 6-7, 10-6
2. Jan Lasota (CU) def. Jeff Williams (MTU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jackson Schneider (MTU) def. Matt Holtschneider (CU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Matt Bringman (MTU) def. Rob Alexander (CU) 6-2, 0-6, 10-6
5. Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Ted Tiu (CU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Tyler Tareshawty (MTU) def. Jon Purowitz (CU) 6-4, 6-0
1. Rob DeMarco/Jeff Williams (MTU) def. Rocky Alhagbani/Juan Lorido (CU) 8-3
2. Jackson Schneider/Matt Bringman (MTU) def. Matt Holtschneider/Rob Alexander (CU) 8-2
3. Bryce Payne/Kyle Hicken (MTU) def. Jan Losta/Ted Tiu (CU) 8-2
1. Juan Lorido (CATHUM) def. Luis Ludena (TU) 3-6, 6-0, 10-6
2. Toby Cutting (TU) def. Jan Lasota (CATHUM) 6-4, 6-1
3. Agustin Mangone (TU) def. Matt Hoitschneider (CATHUM) 6-1, 6-3
4. Justin Kopronica (TU) def. Rob Alexander (CATHUM) 6-1, 6-1
5. Victor Fernandes (TU) def. Rocky Al Hazbani (CATHUM) 6-3, 6-4
6. Brandon Fruits (TU) def. Ted Tiu (CATHUM) 6-4, 6-3
1. Luis Ludena/Toby Cutting (TU) def. Juan Lorido/Rocky Al Hazbani (CATHUM) 9-7
2. Agustin Mangone/Victor Fernandes (TU) def. Matt Hoitschneider/Rob Alexander (CATHUM) 8-0
3. Elio Lezama Perez/Justin Kopronica (TU) def. Jan Lasota/Ted Tiu (CATHUM) 8-3