Falls to Dowling, 7-2

OAKDALE, N.Y. (April 14, 2002) - The Franklin Pierce men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to Dowling College in non-conference action in Oakdale, N.Y. this afternoon.

Dowling's Ilya Ivanov and Tamas Ungvari both posted two set wins in their singles matches and teamed up for a 8-0 win at #1 doubles to pace the Golden Lions.

FreshmanRyan Jones (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) recorded Franklin Pierce's only win at singles, as he defeated Dowling's Carlos Oliverira 6-1, 6-3 at #6 singles.

Franklin Pierce's only win at doubles came from freshman Matt Szpakowski (Cutchougue, N.Y./Mattituck) and junior Art Shannon (Danvers, Mass./Danvers), who defeated Oliverira and Mark St. John 8-4 at #3 doubles.

Franklin Pierce (10-10, 6-3 NE-10) returns to action tomorrow when it hosts Merrimack College in a Northeast-10 Conference match at 3 p.m.

Singles Winner Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Darko Minic (FP) vs. Ilya Ivanov (DC) DC 6-2 6-2  
Michael Hoffner (FP) vs. Tamas Ungvari (DC) DC 6-2 6-3  
Ricky Sanford (FP) vs. Dan Sforzo (DC) DC 6-1 7-5  
Matt Szpakowski (FP) vs. Mark St. John (DC) DC 6-7
Art Shannon (FP) vs. Vitor Gabrielli (DC) DC 6-4 2-6
Ryan Jones (FP) vs. Carlos Oliveira (DC) FP 6-1 6-3  
Doubles Winner Set
Minic/Jones (FP) vs. Ivanov/Ungvari (DC) DC 8-0
Hoffner/Sanford (FP) vs. Sforzo/Gabrielli (DC) DC 8-5
Szpakowski/Shannon (FP) vs. St. John/Oliveria (DC) FP 8-4