WILMINGTON, Del. -
The Villanova men’s tennis team (5-5) had a successful day at the DuPont Country Club against Delaware (3-7) finishing the match with a 5-2 win.
Tyler Roth and Thomas Dodson set the pace for the Wildcats right away with a 6-1 win, but Delaware came back with a 7-5 win over Luis Miranda and Will Elmore. Freshmen Stefan Suarez and Mike Czlonka clinched the doubles point for the Wildcats with a 7-6 win.
Freshman Tyler Roth continued to be a force to be reckoned with a 6-1, 6-2 win to give the Wildcats an advantage. Once again Delaware bounced back with a 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 win over Luis Miranda who fought hard. Freshman Stefan Suarez went into the longest match set with a 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 14-12 win over Delaware. Fellow freshman Dylan Flanagan won his match 7-5, 6-2. Delaware would win another singles match, but Alastair Hurry finished the singles matches with a 6-2, 6-4 win.
The Wildcats moved to .500 after their win today and will play at Lehigh next on Wednesday, March 22 with a 4:00 p.m. match start.
1. Laurenz Lankes (DELAWARE) def. Luis Miranda (NOVA) 6-2, 4-6, 10-5
2. Stefan Suarez (NOVA) def. Colin Wong (DELAWARE) 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 14-12
3. Tyler Roth (NOVA) def. Blaise Casselbury (DELAWARE) 6-1, 6-2
4. Dylan Flanagan (NOVA) def. Venkatesh Ramkumar (DELAWARE) 7-5, 6-2
5. Dominick Perez (DELAWARE) def. Thomas Dodson (NOVA) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alastair Hurry (NOVA) def. Luis Marcano (DELAWARE) 6-2, 6-4
1. Laurenz Lankes/Blaise Casselbury (DELAWARE) def. Luis Miranda/William Elmore (NOVA) 7-5
2. Tyler Roth/Thomas Dodson (NOVA) def. Colin Wong/Roy Cheng (DELAWARE) 6-1
3. Stefan Suarez/Michael Czlonka (NOVA) def. Dominick Perez/Sam Oberholtzer (DELAWARE) 7-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,1,2,4,5,6)