MEDIA, Pa. – The Saint Joseph’s men’s tennis team evened its spring record with a 4-3 win over Monmouth at the Springton Indoor Tennis Club on Saturday.  Junior Pierre Brondeau led the way with wins in both doubles and singles play.

Brondeau teamed up with Kevin Gates for an 8-3 win in the third doubles flight before cruising to a 6-0, 6-4 win in the second singles flight.  Also earning a doubles win was the pairing of Dan Barrus and Jose Sierra, who led 3-1 before their opposition retired from the match.

Andres Urrea and Kyle Chalmers were winners in the fourth and fifth singles flights, respectively.  Urrea earned a 6-3, 6-4 win in the fourth, while Chalmers was a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 winner in the fifth.

“It was an excellent match with some tight matches across the board against a very solid and determined opponent,” said head coach Ian Crookenden after the Hawks’ final scheduled indoor match of the season.  “We’re looking forward to starting our outdoor season.”

The Hawks are slated to host the Drexel Dragons at the SJU Tennis Complex on March 5 before heading on their annual spring break road trip.

Saint Joseph’s 4, Monmouth 3


1. Dan Barrus / Jose Sierra (SJU) def. Przemyslaw Filipek / Victor Pugliese (MON), 3-1, retired

2. Ramy Bekhiet / Freddy Marcinkowski (MON) def. Kyle Chalmers / Andres Urrea (SJU), 8-6

3. Pierre Brondeau / Kevin Gates (SJU) def. Christian Vieira / Bee Kumthonkittikul (MON), 8-3


1. Pugliese (MON) def. Sierra (SJU), 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0

2. Brondeau (SJU) def. Luke Adamus (MON), 6-0, 6-4

3. Kumthonkittikul (MON) def. Barrus (SJU), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

4. Urrea (SJU) def. Vieira (MON), 6-3, 6-4

5. Chalmers (SJU) def. Marcinkowski (MON), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

6. Bekhiet (MON) def. Jason Sisti (SJU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Game Scores

Singles: Saint Joseph’s 76, Monmouth 69

Doubles: Saint Joseph’s 17, Monmouth 12

Total: Saint Joseph’s 93, Monmouth 81