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|
|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|