Broncs fall at Saint Joseph's

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: April 23, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Rider University men’s tennis team wrapped up the 2017 season with a 7-0 loss at Saint Joseph’s on Sunday morning. With the setback, the Broncs close out the season at 3-17, while the Hawks improve to 12-10. 

Playing shorthanded with just five players, the Broncs were defeated in both doubles flights and all five singles matches. Adam Levi (Princeton Junction, NJ/Pennington School) and Chris Popso (Florence, NJ/Florence) played the closest doubles match, falling to Peter Dewitt and Dan Tan, 6-3, at No. 2. Griffin Clark (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) played the most competitive singles match, falling to Valentijn van Erven, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5. The Hawks won all five flights in straight sets. 

“We were short players and had to forfeit a doubles and singles match,” said Rider Head Coach Doug Potkay. “Missing players weakened our line-up. Overall, the men’s team played hard and had chances to win more games.”

Saint Joseph's University 7, Rider University 0
 Singles competition 
1. Stierle, Tim (STJ-M) def. Popso, Chris (RID-M) 6-3, 6-1
2. Chalmers, Kyle (STJ-M) def. Begley, Matthew (RID-M) 6-1, 6-1
3. Boustany, Tristan (STJ-M) def. Gildea, Brandon (RID-M) 6-2, 6-1
4. Dewitt, Peter (STJ-M) def. Levi, Adam (RID-M) 6-0, 6-0
5. van Erven, Valentijn (STJ-M) def. Clark, Griffin (RID-M) 6-4, 6-2
6. Janko, Luis (STJ-M) def. Van Herwarde, Jeremy (RID-M), by default

 Doubles competition 
1. Stierle, Tim/Chalmers, Kyle (STJ-M) def. Clark, Griffin/Gildea, Brandon (RID-M) 6-1
2. Dewitt, Peter/Tan, Dan (STJ-M) def. Levi, Adam/Popso, Chris (RID-M) 6-3
3. van Erven, Valentijn/Boustany, Tristan (STJ-M) def. Van Herwarde, Jeremy/Begley, Matthew (RID-M), by default

Match Notes:
Rider University 3-17
Saint Joseph's University 12-10
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