The Pitt-Bradford men’s tennis team had its hands full with
visiting Penn State Altoona, but managed to escape with a 5-4 victory on
Sunday, April 13, at the Kessel Athletic Complex.
Pitt-Bradford (4-5, 3-2) entered the match searching for the
conference win to put the Panthers over .500 for the season.
The men swept doubles play over the Lions with the duo of
Konstantin Teverovskiy and Allan Miller leading the way with an 8-3 victory in
the first pairing. Ian Vaughan and Travis Scida grabbed the win in the second
flight with an 8-6 victory.
In the final doubles pairing, Dylan Nuzzo and Jordan Dugan
collected an 8-4 win to finish the sweep.
In singles play, Teverovskiy got things started with a 6-1, 6-0
win in game one over Altoona’s Christopher Reighard. Scida was defeated in game
two 6-6, 6-2 by Adam Hack.
Patrick Albright of Altoona knocked off Vaughan in game three
to put the Lions back in the mix for an overall win. Miller collected the win
in game four 6-4, 6-3 to seal the win for the Panthers.
In game five, Dugan fell 7-5, 6-4. The final flight saw
Nuzzo fall to Ben Settimio by a score of 6-3, 7-5.
In exhibition play, Thai Dao and Michael Fitzpatrick each
faced Tony Verghai of Altoona. Dao lost his set 0-6, while Fitzpatrick was
“In doubles, we constructed on rallies and moved forward
selectively,” said head coach Susan Schenfield. “As a team, our success today
was being mentally tough. It was a great team win.”
The men wrap up their regular season slate on Friday, April
18, with D’Youville coming to the KAC for a match at 4 p.m.