Men's Tennis falls to Army, 4-3

Senior Roope Kailaheimo
 
Senior Roope Kailaheimo
 
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Feb. 11, 2012

West Point, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Army Black Knights on Saturday afternoon at West Point's Lichtenberg Tennis Center.

After Army earned the doubles point, the Seawolves jumped on top with victories at No. 1 and 2 singles. Freshman Francis Bertrand (Repentigny, Quebec) defeated Asika Isoh 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot and senior Roope Kailaheimo (Helsinki, Finland) knocked off Donald Van Vezler, 7-6, 6-3 at No. 2.

The Black Knights won at the No. 3 and No. 6 spots to take a 3-2 lead before senior Max Sztabholz (Paris, France) won 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles to tie the match up.

But Henry Jang-Milsten rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over junior Robert Forai (Novi Sad, Serbia) at the No. 5 position to give Army the victory.

Army 4, Stony Brook 3
Doubles
1. Isoh/Jang-Milsten (A) def. Fomin/Bertrand, 5-6 (ret.)
2. A. Van Velzer/D. Van Velzer (A) def. Kailheimo/Forai, 8-4
3. Holland/Verano (A) def. Sztabholz/Ilic, 8-5

Singles
1. Francis Bertand (SBU) def. Asika Isoh, 6-3, 6-3
2. Roope Kailaheimo (SBU) def. Donald Van Vezler, 7-6, 6-3
3. Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Stefan Ilic, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
4. Max Sztabholz (SBU) def. Alex Holland, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Henry Jang-Milsten (A) def. Robert Forai, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
6. Peter Sienko (A) def. Ryan Schmitz, 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 2, 6, 4, 5