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.