Lafayette opens Patriot League Men's Tennis Tournament with a first round win

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lafayette Men's Tennis defeated Holy Cross 4-0
Lafayette Men's Tennis defeated Holy Cross 4-0

APRIL 24, 2014

Patriot League Men's Tennis Tournament Central

WEST POINT, N.Y. - High winds moved the first round of the Patriot League Men's Tennis Tournament indoors to Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center where Lafayette and Holy Cross kick-started the four-day event with a first round match.

The Leopards Jake Lazer had a hand on earning two points as he teamed with Brian Pinkard for an 8-0 win over Chris Brosnan and Rob Buetti at No. 2 doubles as Lafayette earned the doubles point and then closed out the afternoon action with a 6-3, 6-0 win over the Crusaders' at No. 4 singles to clinch the winning point.

Chris Matturi and Gavin Studner also earned team points with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. The Leopards tandem of Brandon Goldstein and Brian Stefanowicz also won 8-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Lafayette advances to Friday's quarterfinal round with a 9 a.m. match against tournament host and No. 1 seed Army. No. 4 Lehigh and No. 5 Colgate will square off in the other morning match scheduled for 11 a.m.

In the lower half of the bracket, No. 2 Boston University meets No. 7 Loyola at 2 p.m. and No. 3 Navy will face No. 6 Bucknell at 4 p.m. to close out a full day of tennis action.

Weather permitting, the remainder of the tournament will be contested outdoors on Army's Malek Tennis Courts. The semifinals are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday with final to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The winner of the Patriot League Championship will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament scheduled to begin on May 15 in Athens, Ga.



1. Brandon Goldstein/Brian Stefanowicz, L, def. Ryan Sullivan/Jimmy Ye 8-0.
2. Brian Pinkard/Jake Lazer, L, def. Chris Brosnan/Rob Buetti 8-0.
3. Chris Matturi/Gavin Studner, L, led Pat O'Shea/Elmar Lutz 6-1, DNF.

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3 (DNF).


1. Brandon Goldstein, L, led Ryan Sullivan 6-0, 5-1, DNF.
2. Brian Pinkard, L, led Chris Brosnan 6-3, 3-0, DNF.
3. Brian Stefanowicz, L, led Jimmy Ye 6-1, 2-1, DNF.
4. Jake Lazer, L, def. Pat O'Shea 6-3, 6-0.
5. Chris Matturri, L, def. Brandon Ynayan 6-0, 6-2.
6. Gavin Studner, L, def. Rob Buetti 6-3, 6-1.

Order of finish: 6, 5, 4, 1 (DNF), 3 (DNF), 2 (DNF).