Sept. 19, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
The Villanova men's tennis team will travel into the city to partake in the fifth annual Saint Joseph's Invitational this weekend at the SJU Tennis Complex at the Maguire Campus and on the Finnesey Courts.
Players from Saint Joseph's, Drexel, La Salle, Delaware, Army and Lafayette will join the Wildcats to compete in a three-day tournament consisting of a singles and doubles draw.
"Last week we came out focused and ready to go," Villanova head coach Brad Adams said. We look to continue to play with that same intensity and battle throughout each set."
Doubles action will kick off the event on Friday. Matt Colonnese will team with Max Levine to take on Saint Joseph's Andres Urrea and Paranjay Malhotra. Chris Seitz will join Bradley Noyes to battle Skyler Davis and Dan Koehler of Drexel. Both matches are part of the Flight A doubles draw and start at 1:30 p.m.
Tom O'Brien and Kelly Donaldson will enjoy a first round bye in Flight A and are slated for a 3:30 p.m. start time in the second round. Newcomer Luis Miranda will pair with Mark Miller in the Flight B doubles draw to take on La Salle's Andy O'Connell and Mark Robinson.
Singles action will begin Saturday morning. Levine will compete against Saint Joseph's Jose Sierra at 8:30 a.m., Seitz will face Delaware's Adam Lawton at 10 a.m. and O'Brien will dual with Troy Beneck of Delaware at 10 a.m., all part of the Flight A draw.
At the Villanova Classic last weekend, the duo of O'Brien and Donaldson took home the crown in dominating fashion. The pair did not trail in doubles action, while O'Brien did not drop a single set in singles play.
O'Brien and Donaldson defeated teammates Seitz and Noyes in the championship match after the group won three matches. Four of the Wildcats' top pairs advanced to the third round of the tournament.
All action this weekend can be followed by visiting the Saint Joseph's tournament central page.