The Pitt-Bradford men’s tennis team could not hang on to an
early lead and dropped its match on Sunday, March 23, to the Alfred Saxons 7-2.
The Panthers defeated the Saxons in doubles play by a score
of 2-1, but could not find the rhythm they needed to get a win in singles.
Freshman Konstantin Teverovskiy and senior Allan Miller had
their hands full with Alfred’s number one doubles pair. A slow start almost
cost them the win. The two eventually defeated the Saxons 9-8 (7-5) to open the
match with a win.
Junior Ian Vaughan and freshman Jordan Dugan struggled to
produce points versus the number two doubles pair from Alfred. They would go on
to drop the match 8-1.
Senior Travis Scida and junior Dylan Nuzzo continued their
strong run in doubles play this year with an 8-6 victory in the final doubles
To begin singles play, Teverovskiy squared off with Alfred’s
Connor Davis in the first game. Teverovskiy dropped the game 6-2, 6-1. Next,
Scida faced Peter Benort and also fell 6-1, 6-2.
Miller dropped game three 6-1, 6-2, and Vaughan was defeated
in game four 6-0, 6-1. Dugan suffered a tough loss in game five after putting
up a fight before being retired. A final score of 2-6, 6-1, 2-2 retired, gave
him the loss.
In the final singles game, Nuzzo fell 6-0, 6-2 to Alfred’s
Evan Haskins. Junior Michael Fitzpatrick competed in the matches’ only
exhibition game. He faced Alfred’s Kyle Merrifield and suffered a 6-0, 6-3
Pitt-Bradford now turns its attention to Penn State Behrend.
The Panthers travel to Erie, Pa., on Friday March 28, for a 4 p.m. contest.