Mount Men's Tennis Battles Carnegie Mellon On Saturday

Mount Men's Tennis Battles Carnegie Mellon On Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S at CARNEGIE MELLON
Saturday, February 16 | 7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Alpha Tennis

ABOUT THE MOUNT MEN
The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team was topped by James Madison 7-0 last Sunday. With the loss, the Mount drops to 1-4 on the year and James Madison moves to 4-1 with the win. 

The Dukes won the point from doubles competition after taking the number one and number two flights. Paul Mendoza and Tate Steinour downed Alonso Garcia and Gabriel Santos 6-2 in the first flight while Gonzalo Adis and Josh Raymundo topped Evan Hine and Jean Armstrong 6-2 in the second flight. James Madison completed the doubles sweep after Damon Roberts and William Karpinski defeated Parth Sharma and Chris Lindsey 6-4 in the final flight.

In singles action, the Dukes swept all six flights and did not allow the Mountaineers to force a third tie-breaker set in any of the flights. After winning the first two flights, James Madison clinched the match after Gonzalo Adis toppled Jean Armstrong 6-2, 6-0 in the number four flight.

TEAM LEADERS
Singles victories:  Alonso Garcia (7), Jackson Wood (6), Gabriel Santos (6), Chris Lindsey (6)
Doubles victories: Parth Sharma (9), Wood (8), Jean Armstrong (8), Evan Hine (8)
Duo victories: Wood/Sharma (8), Armstrong/Hine (5) Armstrong/Garcia (3)

BARRET ELKINS MAKES COACHING DEBUT
Elkins came to the Mount after spending last season as the head coach at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he led both the men's and women's programs to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Both the men's and women's squads went unscathed in the conference tournament, winning every match played during their title runs. Following the historic season for both MSU teams, Elkins was honored with RMAC Men's and Women's Coach of the Year honors.

NEXT UP
The Mount men's tennis team heads to Lehigh for a match on Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 AM.