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BC Men’s Tennis Bounces Back Against St. Joseph’s College Long Island

Sophomore Rohan Mathur led the way in the Bulldogs’ loss. PHOTO/ Damion Reid

By Anthony Dyce

Published: April 18th, 2019

The Brooklyn College Men’s Tennis team captured a much needed non-conference victory against the St. Joseph’s College Long Island Golden Eagles, defeating them 7-2 on the road last Saturday afternoon. Brooklyn College improved its record to 6-6 on the season.

The Golden Eagles dropped to 3-6 on the season.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs in the single matchup was sophomore Rohan Mathur, who defeated Ryan Freely (8-2) at the number one slot. Freshman Jonathan Lum defeated Kyle Conway (8-0) at the number two slot. Freshman Remi Laurence continues to play at a consistent level since being inserted into the singles lineup. Laurence is a first-year member of the Tennis team and has not disappointed with his play this year. He was able to pull out an 8-4 win against Will Vita at the number three slot.

At the number four slot in singles competition, BC Freshman Christian Pena defeated Dylan Trude (8-3). Junior Samuel Meyerovich defeated Kenny Petersen (8-3) at the number five slot. BC Junior Amadou Andre fell to Vinny Spano in a close matchup (8-6) at the number six slot.

The double matchup was a dominated win by the teamwork of Rohan Mathur and Remi Laurence at the number one slot. Resulting in shutting down the competition to (8-0). Freshman Christian Pena and Jonathan Lum defeated Will Vita and Kenny Petersen (8-2) at the number two slot.

This much-needed win was needed by the Bulldogs as they will be on the road again against the CUNYAC Champs Baruch College Bearcats on Tuesday, April 16th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at 3:30 pm.  

The Bearcats are 6-4 on the season, winning their last three games vs York College, Lehman College, and Hunter College.

The Bulldogs have never defeated the Bearcats, dating back to 2007, holding a 15 game losing streak against the Bearcats. The Bearcats dominated the Bulldogs in every single game played. They left the Bulldogs scoreless the last three times that they played. The last time the Bulldogs faced the Bearcats was on April 29th, 2018, were the Bearcats defeated the Bulldogs 0-5. The Bulldogs will be looking forward to taking on the Bearcats as they will look to make history and potentially upset the defending champs Baruch College Bearcats.

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