ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar. 15, 2018) - The Queens College men's tennis team split its two most recent matches, including a 7-2 win over Georgetown (Ky.) before falling by a 7-2 score to 22nd-ranked Auburn-Montgomery on Thursday (Mar. 15) at the USTA National Campus.
3/14/18: Queens (NY) 7, Georgetown (KY) 2
The run of perfection at No. 1 doubles for Gabriel Mendez and Roman Laga came to an end against the Tigers as Georgetown's Ryo Takeda and Tristan Nosek earned a point in an 8-2 takedown of QC's top tandem. The Knights played pick-me-up at second and third doubles, however with Lucas Martinez and Cosme Jubera claiming an 8-3 win and Richard Sec and Camilo Arias winning by an 8-4 margin to give Queens a 2-1 edge.
Mendez was felled by Takeda in straight sets at the No. 1 singles flight but second through sixth singles all went in favor of the Knights. Jubera was a 6-1, 6-1 winner against Nosek in second singles with Hugo Andrade and Miguel Bendito also picking up wins at third and fifth singles, respectively. Camilo Arias lost just one game at the fourth flight of singls (6-0, 6-1) while Nick Volos shut out his opponent (6-0, 6-0) in straight sets.
3/15/18: No. 22 Auburn-Montgomery 6, Queens (NY) 2
The Knights were 11-0 going into the match-up against the Warhawks, but AUM provided the sternest test to Queens so far this season. Despite having just five players on their roster, Auburn-Montgomery was able to pick up a victory with six of eight points awarded (fifth-singles was not finished). Sec and Arias earned a default victory at third-doubles and Martinez also earned a default win at sixth singles for the Knights' lone points. The Warhawks won the other doubles matches by 8-1 and 8-0 scores respectively and AUM was also victorious in singles by winning four of five in straight sets. Laga grabbed a set at third singles, but he was defeated by a 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 score.
Queens will look to get back to its winning ways as the Knights face Florida Southern University on Friday (Mar. 16) at 3 p.m.