Georgetown edges men's tennis, 4-3

Robert Forai

April 6, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Stony Brook's men's tennis team split the six singles matches but the Georgetown Hoyas won the doubles point and that proved to be the difference in the Hoyas 4-3 win over the Seawolves on Thursday afternoon.

Georgetown opened the match by winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The Seawolves battled in singles play, winning three matches in three sets.

But the Hoyas won the other three singles matches in straight sets to earn the one-point victory. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Nikita Fomin (Moscow, Russia) rallied after dropping the first set as he improved to 8-1 at the top singles spot.

Senior Max Sztabholz (Paris, France) also rallied after dropping the first set to earn the victory at the No. 5 position. Junior Robert Forai (Novi Sad, Serbia) earned Stony Brook's other point, winning at No. 6 singles.

Georgetown 4, Stony Brook
1. Bruhn/Ward (G) def. Fomin/Bertrand, 8-4
2. Tropiano/Dottino (G) def. Forai/Kailaheimo, 8-4
3. Caris/Distaso (G) def. Ilic/Sztabholz, 8-3

1. Fomin (SBU) def. Bruhn, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Caris (G) def. Bertrand, 7-6, 6-1
3. Dottino (G) def. Kailaheimo, 6-0, 7-5
4. Ward (G) def. Ilic, 6-1, 6-1
5. Sztabholz (SBU) def. Tropiano, 2-6, 7-6, 10-3
6. Forai (SBU) def. Distaso, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8