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Men's Tennis Downs Millersville
Sean Gallagher and the men's tennis squad swept Millersville.
Sean Gallagher and the men's tennis squad swept Millersville.

Sept. 17, 2004

VILLANOVA, Pa.- Yesterday the Villanova men's tennis squad (1-0) started off their 2004-05 season by sweeping Millersville University (0-1), 7-0, at the Villanova Tennis Complex. Seniors Aaron Kusza (No.1), Ricardo Baraldi (No.2) and Sean Gallagher (No.6) all won their singles matches in straight sets.

Head Coach Bob Batman's incoming recruits showed promise, as freshmen Dimitri Chimerakis, Scott Fahrendorf, Tony Soruco, Diego Alvarado and Charlie Farmer swept their singles matches, also in straight sets.

In doubles action, Ricardo Baraldi and freshman Jorge Rodriguez teamed up at No. 1 doubles to defeat Greg Bennett and Clifford Boyd of Millersville, 8-4.

The men return to action tomorrow (Saturday) to take on Fordham at the tennis complex. The match begins at noon. Villanova women travel to St. Joe's to take on the Hawks on September 21st at 3:00 p.m. They open their home season when they host Millersville next Thursday the 23rd.

Villanova vs. Millersville Results


1. Baraldi/Rodriguez def. Bennett/Boyd, 8-4
2. Fahrendorf/Farmer def. Kessler/Matisse, 8-3
3. Rubio/Alvarado def. McConaghy/Smith, 8-3
4. Soruco/Chimerakis def. Quinn/Trieres, 8-2


1. Aaron Kusza def. Greg Bennett, 6-1, 6-3
2. Ricardo Baraldi def. Brandon Kessler, 6-1, 6-0
3. Dimitri Chimerakis def. Cliff Boyd, 6-2, 7-5
4. Scott Fahrendorf def. Chris Matisse, 6-4, 6-1
5. Tony Soruco def. Scott Smith, 7-5, 6-2
6. Sean Gallagher def. Evan McConaghy, 6-1, 6-1
7. Diego Alvarado def. Brendan Quinn, 6-2, 6-1
8. Charlie Farmer def. Jimmy Trieres, 6-2, 6-1



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