Men's tennis wins third straight with 7-2 victory over Stevenson
(Posted April 9, 2009)
STEVENSON, Md. -- The Juniata College men's tennis squad won its third consecutive match with a 7-2 win over Stevenson University, Thursday afternoon in Stevenson, Md.
The win improved Juniata's record to 8-5, heading into an important Landmark Conference match against Catholic University on Monday.
Three Juniata players enjoyed wins in both singles and doubles matches, led by junior Jarrad Silver's (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) marathon win at no. 2 singles, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 10-8, over the Mustangs' Ryan Morse. Silver's doubles partner, Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta), notched a more efficient 6-0, 6-2 win at no. 4 singles over Kevin Stamm.
In doubles play, Silver and Chakrabarti defeated Morse and Stamm, 8-4, at no. 1 doubles, setting the day's tone for the Eagles.
Juniata's other doubles win was at no. 2 doubles, where seniors Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) downed Stevenson's Ted Cooke and Korey Garner, 8-3. In singles play, Skoner breezed past Cooke, 6-4, 6-0, at no. 1 singles, while Rhodes dropped a decision at no. 5 singles to Ben Petasky, 6-3, 6-4.
Ryan Navarro (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) and Casey Chew (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) were Juniata's other singles match winners; Navarro logged a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Garner at no. 3 singles, while Chew required the super tie-break before finishing off Randy Speck at no. 6 singles, 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 12-10.
Juniata will face Catholic on Monday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts.
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