Men’s Tennis Gets Served by Mount Saint Mary

The Ramapo Roadrunners men’s tennis team lost its first home match of the season to Mount Saint Mary College on Wednesday.

Ramapo dropped all three rounds of doubles before winning three of six rounds of singles to finish the match down 6-3.

Ramapo’s first doubles pair of Justin Gerstl and Jacob Khodakov was defeated 8-3, and the second pair of Evan Clayton and Matt Giuliari lost 8-2. The third doubles pair of Miles Murphy and Jacob Wyble lost 7-4 in the tiebreaker to drop their match 9-8.

The Roadrunners would have had to win five of the six rounds of doubles to win the match.

Gerstl won in the first single round by two scores of 6-3. Clayton defeated his opponent as the second single. After dropping the first set 6-1, Clayton won the second 6-4 and the super tiebreaker 10-8.

The Roadrunners inched closer to a chance at victory in the third singles match, as Khodakov defeated his opponent 6-1 and 6-4. However, the Roadrunners dropped the next three singles spots.

The Roadrunners were coming off a trip to Hilton Head, S.C., over spring break in which they went 2-2 after winning their first two matches 9-0 each.

Before Wednesday’s match, head coach Raza Baig thought the team had prepared enough in Hilton Head.

“We had plenty of practice down there,” Baig said.

Mount Saint Mary also played games in the south over their spring break. They went 2-3 in five games they played in Orlando, Fla. from March 4-7.

The tennis team’s next game will be another home match against Hunter College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.