Walshe Pulls Out Deciding Match in Men's Tennis 4-3 Win Over JMU
Jan. 25, 2013
HARMAR, Pa. - With the Duquesne's men's tennis match tied at 3-3 versus James Madison on Friday night, freshman Harry Walshe pulled out a 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 victory over JMU's Bastien Russo at #6 singles to secure the victory for DU.
The match, which lasted three hours and 30 minutes, began with Duquesne winning the doubles point. The team of Rich Robbie and Ben Klaas defeated Russo and Florent Sentenac 8-3 at the #3 spot. Pete Carpenter and Alex Aleman took #1 doubles over Ryan Pool and Robert Stirling 8-6. Max Rubin and Corey Robinson were leading Hugo Ramadier and Greg Vladimirsky 6-5 at #2 double, but the match was not finished because the point was already decided.
In singles play, James Madison won the #1, #2 and #3 spots to take a 3-1 lead. Rubin's 6-4, 6-4 win over Sentenac at #5 and Aleman's 7-6, 7-6 win at #4 over Vladimirsky tied the match at 3-3.
The match came down to Walshe and Russo at #6.
The pair split the first two sets, with Russo winning the first 7-5 and Walshe the second 7-5. Russo opened up the third set by leading 3-0, but Walshe fought back to win the next six game to solidify the win for Duquesne.
"This was a great win for us today," said head coach Joe Camillo. "We played great doubles and everybody fought hard. We needed Harry to come through for us and he did. Everybody played well today."
Duquesne (2-1) returns to the court on Friday in the back half of a double-header with the women's team. Both teams are playing Georgetown. The women start at 1:30 and the men at 5:00.