Men's Tennis Splits a Pair of Matches in Ohio
April 2, 2012
Duquesne's men's team faced its last two Atlantic 10 opponents of the season before the Atlantic 10 Championship and came home with a split among the two Ohio schools.
The Dukes defeated Dayton, 5-2 on March 31 and fell to Xavier, 4-3 on April 1.
Pete Carpenter won both of his matches at number two singles and Alex Aleman went 2-0 at fifth singles. The duo also teamed up to win both of their doubles matches at number two. Rich Robbie also won both of his singles matches and went 1-1 at second doubles.
"Against Dayton, I feel like we improved upon several things that we had not been doing well the past few weeks," head coach Rob Castille said. "Dayton is much improved so we know we needed to play well to beat them and I am happy we were able to come away with the win."
"Xavier is always tough and we knew going in we would have to compete really well to beat them," Castille continued. "It's disappointing to come up just short but I think we can take a lot of positives away from this and apply them in our next match and in the A10 tournament."
The Dukes wrap up the regular season on April 6 at Niagara.