On April 18, the Monmouth University Men’s Tennis team defeated Fairfield 5-2 for their sixth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Regular Season title after their defeat over Siena for their ninth straight win on April 17.
Helping to improve the Hawks record was their 6-1 away victory against Siena this past Saturday.
Monmouth won the doubles point with wins at No.2 and No.3.
At No. 2, was junior, Lucca Silva and sophomore, Victor Castro, who won 6-3 against Fairfield’s Matt Nardone and Soma Yokoyama.
At No. 3, was 2018 Rookie of the Year and 2019 All-MAAC First Team in No. 1 doubles and No. 4 singles, sophomore, Will Cooke Wharton and senior, Charles Gortzounian who won 6-0 against Fairfield’s Darek Kuczynski and Geovanny Mendoza. Fifth-year students, Max Benaim and Sergio Martinez, lost 6-3 in the No.1 doubles 6-3.
The Hawks won five singles matches which included No. 2 and No. 6.
Following their ninth straight win, the boys in blue and white defeated Fairfield, winning the doubles point with wins at all three positions. In singles play, the Hawks got wins from fifth-year student and 2019 All-MAAC First Team in No. 2 doubles and No. 3 singles, Max Benaim, at No. 2, Castro at No. 3, Silva, at No. 4, and Sophomore, Gabriel Busato, at No. 6.
With this victory, Monmouth improved their record to 11-2 (5-0 MAAC) and has now won ten straight matches. This is in addition to the fact that they have won 27 straight regular season MAAC contests.
No. 1 Monmouth is 12-0 and 5-0 in the MAAC. They will face the No. 4 seed in the MAAC Semifinals this coming Saturday.
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