By Cooper Mead
After losing to Penn State last week,
the men’s tennis team took down Hofstra 6-1 on Saturday in Quakertown, Pa. With the win, the Orange and Blue improved their spring record to 2-1 and dropped Hofstra’s record to 0-1 . The win brings the team’s all-time record to 9-2 against the Hofstra Pride.
The Bison came out strong and won all three of their doubles matches. Early on, partners Kelly Morque ’13 and Josh Katten ’13 played well and set the tone for the other two doubles pairings, who also produced strong victories. Kyle Rosen ’14 and Scott Bernstein ’14
won their match 8-4 and Gregg Cohenca ’12 and Evan Zimmer ’13 came out ahead 8-6 .
Cohenca continued his exceptional play and with his doubles win, he racked up career win numbers 100 and 101, extending his exceptional play during the start of this season.
“The Hofstra match is good preparation for our matches versus Niagara and St. Bonaventure this upcoming weekend,”
Morque said. “It feels great to get a win under our belts and return to winning form after facing a tough Penn State squad. Everyone is looking forward to building off of our last win.” Katten emphasized the importance of each match to the development of the team.
“We played well against Hofstra,” Katten said. “There are still incremental changes being made and as a team we are using these matches to keep on building and improving. The season is a process in which we want to peak during the conference tournament, so all the matches preceding are just necessary steps in order to be well positioned for the Patriot League Tournament.”
The Bison will look to add to their
victories and continue their upward trajectory in Olean, N.Y. when they play Niagara and St. Bonaventure this coming Saturday and Sunday.