Saints men's tennis falls to Engineers, Thoroughbreds
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 10:54 pm

The St. Lawrence University men's tennis team suffered a two-match set back this weekend as it dropped a tough 6-3 decision to Rensselaer on Friday evening then lost to nationally-ranked #25 Skidmore 8-1 on Saturday. The Saints move to 6-4 on the season.

The highlight of St. Lawrence's competition on Saturday was a first doubles victory from Michael Hayden and Paul Barrett. The duo defeated Skidmore's regionally-ranked #14 pair of Oliver Loutsenko and Danny Knight, 9-8 (4), finishing the weekend 2-0.

In Friday's match, RPI took a 2-1 lead after earning two tight wins at one and three doubles. Jarrett Regier and Brandon Mazzara topped John Megas and Rob Schmitz at one, 9-8 (5), while Andre Vorbrodt and Graham Harris beat Thomas Luchars and Rhonny Rosario at three, 9-7. Barrett and Hayden earned a victory at two over Will Dickie and Sherman Uyeno, 8-3.

In singles play, St. Lawrence's Megas and Rosario earned two hard fought wins at two and three, respectively, but it was not enough as the Engineers won four singles matches. Megas beat Mazzara, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-6 and Rosario beat Dickie, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Rensselaer 6, St. Lawrence 3

March 22, 2013

1. Jarrett Reiger/Brandon Mazzara (RPI) def. John Megas/Rob Schmitz (SLU), 9-8 (5)

2. Paul Barrett/Michael Hayden (SLU) def. Will Dickie/Sherman Uyeno (RPI), 8-3

3. Andre Vorbrodt/Graham Harris (RPI) def. Thomas Luchars/Rhonny Rosario (SLU), 9-7

Doubles

1. Jarrett Reiger (RPI) def. Michael Hayden (SLU), 6-2, 6-4

2. John Megas (SLU) def. Brandon Mazzara (RPI), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-6

3. Rhonny Rosario (SLU) def. Will Dickie (RPI), 4-6, 6-4, 10-8

4. Sherman Uyeno (RPI) def. Paul Barrett (SLU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

5. Anthony Kim (RPI) def. Alan Shortz (SLU), 6-1, 6-4

6. Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) def. Tom Timpone (SLU), 7-5, 6-2

St. Lawrence: 6-3

Rensselaer: 8-4

#25 Skidmore 8, St. Lawrence 1

March 23, 2013

Doubles

1. Michael Hayden/ Paul Barrett (SLU) def. Oliver Loutsenko/ Danny Knight (SC), 9-8 (4)

2. Jimmy Sherpa/ Gabe Steerman (SC) def. John Megas/ Rhonny Rosario (SLU), 8-5

3. Kit Green-Sanderson/ Nick Tong (SC) def. Thomas Luchars/ Tom Timpone (SLU), 8-1

Singles

1. Jimmy Sherpa (SC) def. Michael Hayden (SLU), 6-1, 6-0

2. Miles Ransom (SC) def. John Megas (SLU), 6-1, 6-2

3. Danny Knight (SC) def. Rhonny Rosario (SLU), 6-3, 6-1

4. Gabe Steerman (SC) def. Paul Barrett (SLU), 6-2, 6-3

5. Kit Sanderson (SC) def. Alan Shortz (SLU), 6-1, 6-1

6. Jonah Epstein (SC) def. Tom Timpone (SLU), 6-1, 6-2

Skidmore: 4-3

St. Lawrence: 6-4