Men’s Tennis Earns Two Lopsided Victories During Busy Week

The men’s tennis team earned their second Greater Northeast Athletic Conference match victory of the season Saturday with a 8-1 win over the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders at home.

Ramapo earned wins in first and second singles, but Rutgers-Newark junior Derence Tejero topped Ramapo senior Miles Murphy 7-6, 7-6 in third singles. Ramapo senior Evan Clayton earned a 6-2, 7-5 win in first singles, and junior Jacob Khodakov won second singles 6-1, 6-0.

In fourth singles, Ramapo freshman Justin Bevilacqua earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory, and junior John Seaman captured a 6-2, 6-3 win at fifth singles. Freshman Phillip Fuster earned the final singles point for the Roadrunners with a 6-3, 6-0 win.

The Roadrunners swept all three rounds of doubles, with Clayton and Seaman winning 8-3 and Khodakov and Bevilacqua winning first and second doubles, respectively. Fuster and Murphy wrapped up the day with an 8-1 win in the third round of doubles.

The Roadrunners earned another win on Monday in a non-conference match against John Jay College, sweeping the Bloodhounds 9-0 for their third straight victory.

Senior Justin Gerstl, Bevilacqua and Murphy swept first, second and third singles 6-1, 6-2; 7-6, 6-4; 6-1, 6-0, respectively. Fuster was taken to the third set by his opponent in fourth singles, but came out on top 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

Sophomore Xavier Espinosa and Seaman wrapped up the singles rounds with 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 wins in fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

The Roadrunners continued their dominance in the doubles rounds, as Gerstl and Clayton earned an 8-5 win in the first round. Bevilacqua and Murphy came away with an 8-4 win in second doubles, while Seaman and Fuster teamed up for an 8-1 win in the third spot.

After Monday’s action, the Roadrunners improved their overall record to 8-4 and 2-0 in the GNAC. Three of the team’s losses came during their spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C.

The Roadrunners were also supposed to be in action Wednesday, but their match at Misericordia University was canceled.