Men’s Tennis falls to Alfred 7-2

Konstantin Teverovskiy
Freshman Konstantin Teverovskiy

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 pairing.

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 defeat.

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.