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Juniata men's tennis rolls past Penn State-Behrend

(Posted April 3, 2008)

ERIE, Pa. -- Juniata College swept all three doubles matches on their way to a 7-2 win over Penn State-Behrend, in collegiate men's tennis action Thursday evening in Erie, Pa. Juniata (4-8) began its rout of the Lions at #1 doubles, where Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) downed PSU-Behrend's Elliot Blackstone and Jon Henderson, 8-6. Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon) and Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) cruised past Jim Palmer and Brad Nagel at #2 double, 8-2, and Ryan Navarro (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) and Casey Chew (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) defeated the Lions' Erkin Nasirli and James Getty at #3 doubles, 8-4. Skoner continued the Eagle rout at #2 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Palmer, while Navarro (#3 singles), Chakrabarti (#4 singles), and Rhodes (#5 singles) also posted singles victories. Juniata returns to action on Saturday, April 5, when it travels to Washington, D.C., to face Catholic University in a Landmark Conference match. MEN'S TENNIS Juniata College 7, Penn State-Behrend 2 Doubles #1 - Jarrad Silver/Arnab Chakrabarti (Juniata) def. Elliot Blackstone/Jon Henderson, 8-6 #2 - Aaron Rhodes/Jonathan Skoner (Juniata) def. Jim Palmer/Brad Nagel, 8-2 #3 - Ryan Navarro/Casey Chew (Juniata) def. Erkin Nasirli/James Getty, 8-4 Singles #1 - Blackstone (PSU-B) def. Silver, 6-4, 6-3 #2 - Skoner (Juniata) def. Palmer, 6-1, 6-1 #3 - Navarro (Juniata) def. Nasirli, 6-4, 6-2 #4 - Chakrabarti (Juniata) def. Jacob Fling, 6-1, 6-2 #5 - Rhodes (Juniata) def. John Michalko, 6-1, 6-0 #6 - Trevor Dougherty (PSU-B) def. Chew, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 -30-

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