Olean, N.Y. – The Pitt-Bradford men’s tennis team opened its
2014 season on Saturday, Feb. 22, with a 5-4 defeat at the hands of visiting
Pitt-Bradford (0-1, 0-0) junior Kosta Teverovskiy and senior
Allan Miller opened the match in doubles play with a 9-7 defeat to Westminster’s
(2-0, 0-0) top doubles pair. Senior Travis Scida and junior Ian Vaughn notched
the first victory of the year for the Panthers with an 8-2 win over the Titans.
Junior Dylan Nuzzo and freshman Jordan Dugan secured the
second victory with an 8-1 win and had the Panthers leading the Titans 2-1
heading into singles play.
Teverovskiy was retired against Troy Abbott of Westminster in
the first game of singles. Scida dropped the second match 7-6, 6-3, while
Miller was able to land the first win of singles play with a 6-1, 6-3 victory
over Westminster’s Mark Andino.
Vaughn dropped his match 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, and Dugan captured
the Panthers’ final victory with a 6-0, 6-3 defeat of Sam Angelo. Junior
Michael Fitzpatrick dropped the final game 6-1, 6-1 to equal the final score.
“All the matches were really close, especially the number
one doubles,” said head coach Susan Schenfield. “Our doubles teams played
aggressively with their heavy ground strokes. As the 2014 season begins, we
will be working hard to put the pieces together long enough to break through to
establish ourselves as one of the top teams.”
The Panthers are back in action on March 18, when Keuka
heads to town for a 4 p.m. match.