Men’s Tennis defeats D’Youville 5-4

Allan Miller
Senior Allan Miller

In a spirited and lively tennis match, the Pitt-Bradford men’s tennis team earned a hard-fought victory over the D’Youville Spartans, 5-4, on Friday, April 18.

Pitt-Bradford (5-5, 4-2) fell behind early after being defeated 2-1 in doubles play to start the match.

Allan Miller and Konstantin Teverovskiy, playing in the top flight, fell in game one of doubles 8-6. Travis Scida and Ian Vaughan, playing in the second flight, dropped their match 8-5. Dylan Nuzzo and Jordan Dugan earned an 8-0 victory to avoid the sweep.

The Panthers had work to do heading into singles play if they were going to have a chance to win the overall match.

In the first flight, Teverovskiy grabbed the win by a score of 6-1, 6-1. Scida fell in game two 6-1, 6-3. The Panthers then reeled off three victories in a row. Miller won his game 7-6, 7-0 (4) and Vaughan snagged a win by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Nuzzo earned the final victory in singles and gave the Panthers the win with a score of 6-3, 6-1. Michael Fitzpatrick, playing in the final flight, suffered a 6-6, 6-3 defeat.

Pitt-Bradford is set to take part in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday, April 26, in Erie, Pa. The Panthers earned the third seed and begin play at 11 a.m.