Hawks Soar Past Wildcats
April 2, 2014
West Long Branch, N.J. - After posting back-to-back victories in its last two matches, the Villanova men's tennis team (2-13) traveled to West Long Branch, N.J. where Monmouth (7-6) defeated the Wildcats 7-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Outdoor Tennis Complex in West Long Branch, N.J.
Kelly Donaldson (Broomfield, Colo.) and Thomas O'Brien (Branford, Conn.) tied the doubles series at 1-1 when they knocked off Victor Pugliese and Christian Vieira, 8-4, at the No. 1 slot. However, Monmouth claimed a one point lead shortly after as Michael Rosengren (Sharon, Mass.) and Matt Colonnese (Marietta, Ga.) fell 8-4 to Przemyslaw Filipek and Bee Kumthonkittikul at the No. 3 flight.
The Hawks went on to sweep each singles flight to clinch their third shutout of the season.
Pugliese made it seven wins for Monmouth after he took down O'Brien, 6-4, 6-0 at the top singles position.
The Wildcats will return home on Sunday when they are set to take on old foe Connecticut (6-9) as part of Villanova Athletics Student-Athletes Week sponsored by SAAC. First serve is set for 11 a.m.
Below is a look at the complete results of Wednesday's dual match:
Monmouth 7, Villanova 0 - April 2 - Outdoor Tennis Complex - West Long Branch, N.J.
Doubles (Monmouth clinched doubles point):
1. Pugliese, Victor (MU) def. O'Brien, Thomas (NOVA) 6-4, 6-0
2. Filipek, Przemyslaw (MU) def. Miller, Mark (NOVA) 6-1, 6-4
3. Kumthonkittikul, Bee (MU) def. Donaldson, Kelly (NOVA) 6-0, 6-3
4. Marcinkowski, Freddy (MU) def. Peyton, Ryan (NOVA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Adamus, Luke (MU) def. Abbracciamento, Tim (NOVA) 6-1, 3-6, 12-10
6. Vieira, Christian (MU) def. Rosengren, Michael (NOVA) 6-3, 6-4
Singles Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1, 6, 3, 5