Release courtesy of Berkeley College
The Berkeley College men's tennis team made it two consecutive victories on Sunday afternoon, as the Knights turned back the Webbies of Webb Institute by a score of 6-3 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match. The contest took place in Glen Cove, NY. With the win, the Knights are now 3-2 on the 2017 campaign (2-1 in league play), while Webb Institute dipped to 1-3 (0-3 HVIAC).
Berkeley catapulted to a demanding lead in this contest, as the Knights captured victories at the three doubles flights. At No. 1 doubles, Johnathan Wilson and Alexander Maurmann teamed up to defeat Duane Lee and Jon Hale, 8-4. Berkeley's Raj Ulrich Mopoundza and Nicholas Echovarria beat Webbies' pairing of Andrew Vogeler and Kevin Prichard, 8-3, and at the No. 3 doubles flight, it was the Knights' combination of Sebastien Rousseau and Prince Ngakala downing Webb Institute's duo of Brent Hill and Taylor Campbell, 8-4.
When play switched over to singles, the teams split the six flights to account for the 6-3 final score in favor of the Knights. Berkeley College picked up an easy victory at No. 1 when Wilson dominated Lee, defeating him by a score of 10-2. Rousseau made quick work of Hale at the No. 3 flight, downing him by a score of 10-2, and it was Maurmann outlasted Vogeler 10-7 at No. 5. The Webbies earned wins at No. 2 (Galen Ng over Mopoundza, 10-7), No. 4 (Prichard over Echovarria, 10-7), and No. 6 (Seth Jones over Ngakala, 10-7).
The Knights will now have a long layoff before returning to action on April 19, as Berkeley College will wrap-up its regular season and HVIAC portion of the schedule against Vaughn College at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Start-time for that contest is scheduled for 7:00pm.