Pioneers Defeated by Fordham, 6-1

Pioneers Defeated by Fordham, 6-1

Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart men's tennis team lost to the Fordham Rams Friday afternoon by the score of 6-1 in their spring home opener. Sophomore Justin Pagan (Flushing, NY) at second singles was the only Pioneer to earn a victory. Despite the loss, the Pioneers played tough against the Rams, losing three singles matches in deciding third sets. SHU falls to 3-7 on the season.






1. Srikar Alla (F) d. James Barnhart (SH) 6-7, 6-2, 6-0

2. Justin Pagan (SH) d. Max Peara (F) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

3. Alex DeRienzo (F) d. John Lopresti (SH) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9),10-3
4. Michael Puntillo (F) d. Matt Dean (SH) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0

5. Jan Krouham (F) d. Jeremy Shuskus (SH) 6-2, 7-5

6. Peder Gram (F) d. Mike Provenzano (SH) 7-6, 7-5



1. James Barnhart/Mike Provenzano (SH) d. Srikar Alla/J.J. Tauil (F) 8-5

2. Max Peara/Matty Najfeld (F) d. Luka Bagi/Jeremy Shuskus (SH) 8-6

3. Alex DeRienzo/Michael Puntillo (F) d. John Lopresti/Justin Pagan (SH) 8-5


The Pioneers are back in action on Wednesday when they host NEC rival Fairleigh Dickinson.