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Men's Tennis

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Tim Stierle won a pair of top-flight matches on Saturday
Courtesy: Luke Malanga
Men's Tennis Rolls Past Lafayette, 7-0
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/11/2017

EASTON, Pa. – Turning in a dominant performance on Saturday, the Saint Joseph's men's tennis team did not drop a set en route to a 7-0 win over Lafayette at the Northwood Racquet Club.

"It was a solid team effort, with close matches and tiebreaks going our way, that demonstrated that we have come a long way in our match fitness," head coach Ian Crookenden said.  "Winning the doubles point set a confident note going into the singles and the momentum stayed with us all the way through."

Saint Joseph's (2-2) dropped just five points in doubles play, as junior Peter Dewitt and sophomore Tim Stierle took a 6-0 result in the first flight, senior Kyle Chalmers and sophomore Dan Tan won 6-1 in the second, and seniors Tristan Boustany and Valentijn van Erven were 6-4 winners in the third.

Stierle went on to win his first singles flight match, 6-4, 6-0, while Boustany was a 6-1, 6-2 winner in the third.  Dewitt won his fourth-flight tilt in a second-set tiebreaker, 6-2, 7-6 (4), and Tan came away with a 6-1, 6-1 win in the fifth.

Sophomore Andre Fick won his second flight contest, 6-0, 6-4, and freshman Luis Janko took a 6-0, 6-2 result in the sixth to complete the sweep.

The Hawks return to action on Saturday, February 18, with a match against Fairfield at the Springton Indoor Tennis Club in Media.

Saint Joseph's 7, Lafayette 0

Doubles

1. Peter Dewitt / Tim Stierle (SJU) def. Blake Oslan / Andrew Reed (LAF), 6-0

2. Kyle Chalmers / Dan Tan (SJU) def. Chris Kim / Drew Rooks (LAF), 6-1

3. Tristan Boustany / Valentijn van Erven (SJU) def. Paul Caruso / Mason Keel (LAF), 6-4

Singles

1. Stierle (SJU) def. Oslan (LAF), 6-4, 6-0

2. Andre Fick (SJU) def. Rooks (LAF), 6-0, 6-4

3. Boustany (SJU) def. Reed (LAF), 6-1, 6-2

4. Dewitt (SJU) def. Kim (LAF), 6-2, 7-6 (4)

5. Tan (SJU) def. Keel (LAF), 6-1, 6-1

6. Luis Janko (SJU) def. Caruso (LAF), 6-0, 6-2

Game Scores

Singles: Saint Joseph's 73, Lafayette 23

Doubles: Saint Joseph's 18, Lafayette 5

Total: Saint Joseph's 91, Lafayette 28

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