The Sacred Heart men's tennis team split two matches Friday against NEC foe Wagner and the Fordham Rams. The Pioneers defeated the Wagner Seahawsk 5-1 Friday morning before falling to the Fordham Rams 4-3 in the afternoon.
Sacred Heart won the doubles point against Wagner and cruised to a 5-1 win to improve to 3-2 in the Northeast Conference.
The Pioneers dropped an extremely competitive doubles point to Fordham and could not recover. At number one doubles, the duo of Brian Power (Pelham, NY) and Justin Pagan (Flushing, NY) lost 9-7, while Kevin Budrawich (New Canaan, CT) and Matt Dean (Newington, CT) lost 8-6 at number two. Anthony Savio (Bangalore, India) and Ryan Wennberg (Huntington Station, NY) took home a marathon 9-8 (7-5) win at number three doubles.Budrawich,
Dean and Savio all went 2-0 in singles. Budrawich dropped just six games in a pair of straight set wins, while Savio lost only three. Dean powered through a three-setter against Fordham and then defeated Wagner's Sawyer Fonda, 7-6 (5-0), 6-2.
The Pioneers are back in action tomorrow afternoon at the University of Connecticut.
Fordham 4 - Sacred Heart 3
Matty Najfeld def. Justin Pagan (SHU), 6-4, 6-3
Alastair Barnes def. Brian Power (SHU), 6-0, 6-1
Kevin Budrawich (SHU) def. J.J Tauil, 6-3, 6-3
Matt Dean (SHU) def. Michael Puntillo, 3-6, 6-1, 10-5
Anthony Savio (SHU) def. Pedro Alonzo, 6-3, 6-0
Mischa Koran def. John Bogdanovich (SHU), 6-1, 6-1
Kuba Kowalski/Najfeld def. Budrawich/Dean (SHU), 8-6
Koran/Barnes def. Pagan/Power (SHU), 9-7
Savio/Ryan Wennberg (SHU) def. Tauil/Max Peara, 9-8 (7-5)
Sacred Heart 5 – Wagner 1
Brian Power (SHU) def. Christian Grau, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Justin Pagan (SHU) def. Sam Flaxman, 6-3, 6-4
Matt Dean (SHU) def. Sawyer Fonda, 7-6 (5-0), 6-2
Anthony Savio (SHU) def. Matt Mason, 6-0, 6-0
Kevin Budrawich (SHU) def. Christopher Jarema, 6-2, 6-1
Devin Flint v.s John Bogdanovich (SHU), 2-1, unfinished
Grau/Flaxman def. Dean/Budrawich, 8-4
Power/Pagan def. Jarema/Mason, 8-3
Fonda/Flint def. Savio/Ryan Wennberg, 8-6