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Men's tennis sees post-season hopes fade in loss to Moravian

(Posted April 19, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's tennis team saw its post-season hopes vanish with a 6-3 loss to Moravian College, Saturday afternoon on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts in Huntingdon, Pa. The Eagles (6-12, 3-4 Landmark) needed a win over the Greyhounds if they were to capture the final spot in the 2008 Landmark Conference Men's Tennis Championship. Juniata opened with wins in two out of the three doubles matches. Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon) required a tiebreaker to knock off Moravian's Chandler Forman and Tom Turcich at #2 doubles, 9-8 (7-0), while Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) and Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) easily dispatched the Greyhound tandem of Ian Box and Keith Feinman, 8-3, at #1 doubles. In singles competition, Skoner had the lone Eagle victory with a 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 win at #2 singles over Moravian's Jason Bonilla. Matches at #3 and #5 singles both went into either third sets or super-tiebreakers, with the Greyhounds' Forman coming out on top at #3 singles, and Feinman taking the #5 singles match. Complete results are listed below: MEN'S TENNIS Moravian College 6, Juniata College 3 Apr 19, 2008 at Huntingdon, Pa. Singles competition 1. Ian Box (MOR) def. Jarrad Silver (JUN) 6-1, 6-4 2. Jonathan Skoner (JUN) def. Jason Bonilla (MOR) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 3. Chandler Forman (MOR) def. Ryan Navarro (JUN) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 4. Thomas Turcich (MOR) def. Arnab Chakrabarti (JUN) 6-2, 6-2 5. Keith Feinman (MOR) def. Aaron Rhodes (JUN) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 6. Matthew Share (MOR) def. Acer Van Wallendael (JUN) 6-1, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Arnab Chakrabarti/Jarrad Silver (JUN) def. Ian Box/Keith Feinman (MOR) 8-3 2. Jonathan Skoner/Aaron Rhodes (JUN) def. Chandler Forman/Thomas Turcich (MOR) 9-8 (7-0) 3. Jason Bonilla/Matthew Share (MOR) def. Ryan Navarro/Acer Van Wallendael (JUN) 8-6 -30-

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