Day One Results
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.-- On Friday, the Villanova Men’s Tennis team competed in the first day of the Saint Joseph’s Invitational. The first day of competition consisted of just doubles matches as they saw three teams advance in the main draw and one in the consolation draw.
First up for the Wildcats in flight one, was the doubles team of Tommy Mulfur and William Elmore. In their first match of the day, they defeated Drexel’s doubles team. With this win, the duo advanced to face Saint Joseph’s in their next match. Mulfur and Elmore remained a strong force and advanced over Saint Joseph’s. They will be back in action Saturday to finish the main draw in doubles and begin their singles campaigns.
Next for Villanova in flight one, the doubles team of Tommy Dodson and Tyler Roth. Dodson and Roth faced Lehigh in their first match of the day as they routed the Mountain Hawks. Next, they faced off against Saint Joseph’s where the team prevailed and snagged a victory over Saint Joseph’s to remain perfect in the main draw of competition. Dodson and Roth will also be back in action Saturday in both doubles and singles.
In flight two, Alastair Hurry and Matt Phelps kicked things off for the Wildcats. After a hard-fought battle, the duo couldn’t edge La Salle as they dropped the match. This would move them to consolation bracket. In the first competition, Hurry and Phelps routed the competition to advance to the next round. They will be back in action Saturday to continue competition.
To round out completion for the Wildcats in flight two of the main draw was the doubles team of Dylan Flanagan and Danny Nomura. They saw Lehigh in their first match as they contained the Mountain Hawks to advance in the main draw. Next up for them was the doubles team from La Salle. After a strong showing by Flanagan and Nomura, the pair of Wildcats captured the victory. They will be back in action Saturday against Drexel.
Singles matches will begin Saturday as well as the continuation of the doubles matches. Matches will be played on both the Maguire and Finnesey Courts that are located at Saint Joseph’s University.