Saint Peter's 6 Rider 1
Men: Saint Peter's University 6, Rider University 1
Women: Saint Peter's University 7, Rider University 0
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Match
LAWRENCEVILLE--Both the Rider University men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up the fall 2012 season with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference loss to Saint Peter's University on Saturday afternoon.
For the Rider men, senior Mike Gershon (East Brunswick) won 6-1, 6-1 at sixth singles and the third doubles team of senior Milo Milosovici (Florence) and senior Ryan Carpenter (Sahuarita, Ariz./Sahuarita) won 8-4.
"Our doubles has really improved," said head coach Ed Torres about the men's match. I'm happy with their progress. And on the singles side, Mike (Gershon) played his usual, steady match. His style of game is to keep the ball in play and force his opponent to make a mistake. At sixth singles, that really works, having a patient game. He's won some matches, playing that steady game."
For the Bronc women, sophomore Michelle Caravaglio (Manalapan/Freehold) won five games at second singles before losing 6-2, 6-3.
"We stayed in longer rallies on the women's side today," Torres said. "The doubles teams played better than they have been."
Both teams open the spring 2013 season with a home match against St. Francis (Pa.) on March 10.
"I was impressed by the play of Cynthia Vlad (North Hunterdon) this fall," Torres said. "She is a hard hitter. She has to learn to temper her shots a little bit from behind the baseline but she improved a lot over the season."
"On the men's side, we play a tough schedule but we are getting better," Torres added about the men's season. "You don't always see it in the scores but there is improvement from where we were at the beginning of the season."