PUERTO RICO – The Saint Joseph’s men’s tennis team earned a pair of victories on Tuesday, wrapping up an unbeaten Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico.  The Hawks battled for a 4-3 victory over Wabash College before dispatching the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 7-0.

Wabash won two of three doubles matches to take the first point, but the Hawks were victorious in each of the first four singles flights to secure the overall win.  Jose Sierra, Dan Barrus, Kyle Chalmers, and Tristan Boustany were all straight-sets winners in the match, while Valentijn van Erven fell in a supertiebreaker in the fifth flight.

Against UPR-Rio Piedras, SJU swept all three doubles flights to take an early lead.  The Hawks followed with six straight-sets victories to secure the shutout.

Upon returning to the United States, Saint Joseph’s will travel to St. Bonaventure on Saturday, march 15, before visiting Bucknell the following day.

Saint Joseph’s 4, Wabash 3

Doubles

1. Michael Makio / Wade Miller (WC) def. Pierre Brondeau / Kevin Gates (SJU), 8-4

2. Kyle Chalmers / Andres Urrea  (SJU) def. Graham McMullen / Mark Troiano (WC), 8-2

3. Mazin Hakim / Nate Koelper (WC) def. Sam Cadwell / Clark Ruiz (SJU), 8-5

Singles

1. Jose Sierra (SJU) def. Miller (WC), 6-4, 6-0

2. Dan Barrus (SJU) def. Makio (WC), 7-5, 6-1

3. Chalmers (SJU) def. Troiano (WC), 6-2, 6-1

4. Tristan Boustany (SJU) def. Koelper (WC), 6-4, 6-2

5. McMullen (WC) def. Valentijn van Erven (SJU), 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 (STB)

6. Hakim (WC) def. Cadwell (SJU), 6-3, 6-4

Game Scores

Singles: Saint Joseph’s 67, Wabash 42

Doubles: Wabash 18, Saint Joseph’s 17

Total: Saint Joseph’s 84, Wabash 60

Saint Joseph’s 7, UPR-Rio Piedras 0

Doubles

1. Boustany / Chalmers (SJU) def. D. Orro / C. Pirallo (RP), 8-4

2. Urrea / van Erven (SJU) def. C. Epada / M. Ruiz (RP), 8-5

3. Paranjay Malhotra / Jason Sisti (SJU) def. Donnato / Ramirez (RP), 8-3

Singles

1. Brondeau (SJU) def. Orro (RP), 6-4, 6-1

2. Urrea (SJU) def. E. Maymi (RP), 6-2, 6-3

3. Malhotra (SJU) def. Epada (RP), 6-3, 6-1

4. Sisti (SJU) def. Pirallo (RP), 6-1, 6-1

5. C. Ruiz (SJU) def. M. Ruiz (RP), 6-2, 6-3

6. Cadwell (SJU) def. D. Pérez (RP), 6-0, 6-4

Game Scores

Singles: Saint Joseph’s 72, UPR-Rio Piedras 25

Doubles: Saint Joseph’s 24, UPR-Rio Piedras 12

Total: Saint Joseph’s 96, UPR-Rio Piedras 37

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