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Men's Tennis Succumbs In Doubles Play In 5-4 Non-League Dual-Match Setback At Wentworth

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Blue Hills Tennis Club, Boston, Mass.


BOSTON, Mass.--  Seniors Ricardo Robiglio (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Andrew Fournier (Millis, Mass.) each posted a pair of victories as Wentworth swept all three doubles contests to notch a 5-4 non-league college men’s tennis dual match triumph over Suffolk Tuesday afternoon at the Blue Hills Tennis Club.

After dropping four of the six singles matches, the host Leopards (3-6) used an 8-2 win by the tandem of Robiglio and freshman Baltazar Jimenez (Cambridge, Mass.) to close to within 4-3, and the duos of Fournier and junior John Kelly (Rutland, Vt.) as well as sophomore Daniel Alexander (Merrimac, Mass.) and freshman Ross Lyons (Madison, Conn.) notched identical 8-6 triumphs at the numbers two and three spots in the lineup to clinch the Wentworth victory.  Robiglio and Fournier also collected singles wins for the Leopards at the number one and two singles positions, respectively, with Fournier overcoming a one-set deficit in his contest.

The visiting Rams (4-4) received wins at the numbers three through six singles spots in the lineup on the afternoon, as junior Garrett Freeman (Beacon, N.Y.) and freshmen Justin Ayoub (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Nick Pratt (Sutton, Mass.) and John Samander (Curacao, Netherlands) were all victorious in straight sets.

Suffolk heads to Northfield, Vt. on Saturday afternoon for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference dual-match with Norwich that begins at 1:00 p.m., while Wentworth hosts Eastern Nazarene in a Commonwealth Coast Conference dual-match on Wednesday evening at the Blue Hills Tennis Club beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Singles Results
#1 Ricardo Robiglio (WIT) def. Pedro Soares (SUF)   6-4, 6-1
#2 Andrew Fournier (WIT) def. Jared Orkin (SUF)   3-6, 6-4, 7-5
#3 Justin Ayoub (SUF) def. Daniel Alexander (WIT)   7-6 (7-5), 6-4
#4 Garrett Freeman (SUF) def. John Kelly (WIT)    6-4, 6-4
#5 Nick Pratt (SUF) def. Baltazar Jimenez (WIT)    6-2, 6-4
#6 John Samander (SUF) def. Ross Lyons (WIT)    6-1, 6-0

Doubles Results
#1 Robiglio/Jimenez (WIT) def. Orkin/Nisarg Patel (SUF)   8-2
#2 Fournier/Kelly (WIT) def. Pratt/Freeman (SUF)    8-6
#3 Alexander/Lyons (WIT) def. Mike DeMoranville/Ayoub (SUF)  8-6

Records Suffolk  4-4
  Wentworth 3-6