Broncs fall at Monmouth, 7-0
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth took all three doubles flights and all six singles matches to defeat the Rider University men’s tennis team, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Broncs slip to 2-16 (0-6 MAAC), while the defending MAAC Champion Hawks are now 8-11 (5-0 MAAC).
After the Hawks decisively took the doubles point, Jeremy Van Herwarde (Sussex, NJ/Pope John XXIII) put up the best fight in singles for the Broncs. He led Ale Gomez Estrada, 4-3, in the first set, before falling, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3.
“We played the best we could. Monmouth had a very strong line-up,” said Rider Head Coach Doug Potkay. “Jeremy played a smart match. He was up, 4-3, keeping out of his strike zone and his forehand.”
The Broncs fell in the remaining five singles flights with no player winning more than a single game.
Rider returns to action Friday, when it plays host to Saint Peter’s. First serve is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Monmouth 7, Rider University 0
1. Pipoli, Nicola (MONM-M) def. Begley, Matthew (RID-M) 6-0, 6-0
2. Filipek, Przemyslaw (MONM-M) def. Clark, Griffin (RID-M) 6-0, 6-1
3. Gomez Estrada, Ale (MONM-M) def. Van Herwarde, Jeremy (RID-M) 6-4, 6-1
4. Vieira, Christian (MONM-M) def. Popso, Chris (RID-M) 6-1, 6-0
5. Giuffrida, Alberto (MONM-M) def. Gildea, Brandon (RID-M) 6-0, 6-0
6. Martinez, Sergio (MONM-M) def. Levi, Adam (RID-M) 6-0, 6-1
Rider University 2-16, 0-6 MAAC
Monmouth 8-11, 5-0 MAAC
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