Men: Wagner College 4, Rider University 3
Women: Wagner College 6, Rider University 1
LAWRENCEVILLE--Both the Rider University men's and women's tennis teams lost a non-conference match to Wagner College on Saturday afternoon.
For the Rider men, senior Drew Laverty (Mount Royal/Kingsway Regional) won at fourth singles, senior Matt DiMartino (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) won at fifth singles and senior Mike Gershon (East Brunswick) won his fourth singles match in a row at sixth singles.
"Drew has beaten the same opponent now four times in his career," said head coach Ed Torres. "He had three match points against him and battled back in the tiebreaker. He gutted out the win."
DiMartino and senior Ryan Carpenter (Sahuarita, Ariz./Sahuarita) teamed up for a win at third doubles.
"The doubles point was crucial," said Torres about the men's match. "We were actually serving for the doubles point and didn't hold serve. It then went to a tie breaker and we lost 9-7."
For the Bronc women, sophomore Michelle Caravaglio (Manalapan,/Freehold) won in straight sets at second singles.
"Michelle won her match by playing a steady, hard hitting game," Torres said. "She is playing more consistent than in the fall and her game continues to improve. I expect her to challenge for the number one position next season with the graduation of Marly Roche."
"We were shorthanded in the women's match due to a few injuries," Torres said. "Wagner just played better as a team and I thought we could have played a little better."
Both the Rider men and women travel to Loyola Maryland for a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match April 1.