STORRS, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Men's Tennis team picked up its first win of the season this afternoon as the Pioneers nearly edged in-state rival UCONN 4-3. The Pioneers will return to action on Monday Oct. 14 as SHU travels to face local rival Fairfield. Matches begin at 2:30 p.m.
The Pioneers dominated singles play as SHU picked up four victories. Senior Seiji Hosokawa picked up a win defeating John Holtmann 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-3. Meanwhile sophomore William Wibmer earned a win against Rami Scheetz in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Sophomore Ayman Khan also picked up a striaght set win over Christian Provenzano 6-4, 6-1. Junior Lucca Casalduc rounded out the singles victories defeating Evan Powell in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles play, the Pioneers picked up one victory as the duo of Abdo and Casalduc defeated Alex Yu and Luke Riemann 6-1.
1. Seiji Hosokawa (SHU) def. John Holtmann (UCONN) 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 6-3
2. William Wibmer (SHU) def. Rami Scheetz (UCONN) 6-3, 6-1
3. Yili Zheng (UCONN) def. Kevin Chao (SHU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Ayman Khan (SHU) def. Christian Provenzano (UCONN) 6-4, 6-1
5. Alex Yu (UCONN) def. Omar Abdo (SHU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lucca Casalduc-Pla (SHU) def. Evan Powell (UCONN) 6-3, 6-1
3. Omar Abdo/Lucca Casalduc-Pla (SHU) def. Alex Yu/Luke Riemann (UCONN) 6-1