The men’s tennis team lost to the defending conference champs Marywood on April 14 with a match play 5-4. It was a disappointing loss for the Cavaliers as they head into the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Individual Championships on April 20 at West End Racquet Club.
Rich Aldrete, the 2006 PAC coach of the year, has been a part of the coaching staff of the men’s tennis team for the past four years. Aldrete has led the team to two second place wins in the PAC championships in 2005 and 2006. Even with the loss to Marywood, the team could still finish in second place this season.
Sophomore exercise science and health promotion major Justin Walsh defeated Marywood’s Joe Litanski during the second singles match play 6-1, 6-2.
Senior finance major John Casparro took victory over opposing Jeremy Geadrites in the fourth singles with a match play 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Finally, sophomore marketing major Duff O’Connor also won over John Domder at the sixth spot with a match set 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
The Cavaliers were only able to win over Marywood in just one doubles match resulting at the 5-4 loss even though Walsh and O’Connor were able to gain the Cavaliers the third doubles position at a match set 8-2.
Their next match is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at Lebanon Valley at 4 p.m.