Flushing, NY.- The Sacred Heart men's tennis team was defeated by St John's at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday.
Seiji Hosokawa (doubles UTR of 10.68) and Cory Seltman (doubles UTR of 11.10) notched an impressive 6-3 win at #1 doubles versus Alan Nunez Aguilera from Mexico (doubles UTR = 12.38) and Alex Roszkowski from Great Britain (doubles UTR = 11.85).
In the singles, Seiji Hosokawa hung tough against SJU's #1 singles player, Luka Sucevic, falling 6-4, 7-5. Sucevic is from Serbia and has an impressive singles UTR of 12.79 versus Seiji's singles UTR of 10.86.
"SJU is a solid team with singles and doubles UTRs above ours. We knew we had a tough task ahead of us, but I think my guys learned a lot from this match and it is always special playing at the USTA US Open Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, because there is so much inspiring tennis history there. We look forward to taking SJU on again in 2019," said Coach Boe-Wiegaard.
Luka Suceuil (SJU) def. Seiji Hosokawa (SHU) 6-2, 7-5
Alan Nunez Aguilera (SJU) def. Corey Seltman (SHU) 6-2, 6-2
Andaei Crapcenco (SJU) def. Derek Chapman (SHU) 6-0, 6-2
Igor Maslou (SJU) def Chris Sause (SHU) 6-3, 6-4
Dusan Vukileuil (SJU) def. Lucca Casalduc (SHU) 6-1, 6-0
Ognjen Taejguet (SJU) def. Francisco Del Valle (SHU) 6-1, 6-1
Hosokawa/Seltman (SHU) def. def. Aguilera/Roszkouski (SJU) 6-3
Suleuzl/Crapcenco (SJU) def. Del Valle/Chapman (SHU) 6-1
Vukileuil/Trejgut (SJU) def. Casalduc/Sause (SHU) 6-1
SHU are back in action Friday Feb. 9 against in state rival Fairfield at Yale University at 6 pm