FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2018) - Gabriel Mendez scored a straight-set singles victory to lift the Queens College men's tennis team to a 5-4 win over Metro area foe Wagner on Friday (Feb. 16) at the QC Tennis Center.
The Knights (3-0) took a 2-1 lead over the Seahawks (4-3) after doubles competition with wins for the home side coming at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Lukas Martinez and Mendez won an 8-6 decision over Eric Poland and Dylan Walters to open up the scoring while Richard Sec and Cosme Jubera scored a 9-8 tiebreak win in the third doubles tandem to give QC the advantage.
Singles play decided the match-up as Wagner claimed victories at second, fifth and sixth flights over the Knights. By the time the Seahawks picked up the last win, however, Mendez's 6-2, 7-6 win over Anatoliy Lashkul at the top flight cinched the win for Queens.
The Knights are back in action Saturday (Feb. 17) when Queens hosts Stonehill at the QC Tennis Center at 6 p.m.