Men's Tennis Sweeps Flight A at Bucknell Invitational
Sept. 29, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Duquesne men's tennis fall season under first year head coach Joe Camillo began this past weekend at the Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, Pa. The tournament consisted of Flight A and B singles and an Open doubles bracket.
Carpenter who did not drop a set in singles, winning against Austin Blake from Mount St. Mary's (6-1, 6-1), Mike DiSanto from Bloomsburg (6-2, 6-2) and Matt Blake from MSM (6-0, 6-3). Robbie began with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Adam Salam from The Mount and followed with a tough 6-7, 6-2, 10-5 win against Even Zimmer from Bucknell and a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Mike Soloman from Mount St. Mary's. Robbie and Carpenter did not play the final match.
Aleman dropped his Round of 16 match to Octavio Canibe of Bucknell, but came back with wins against Daniel Nino of Coppin State 6-2, 6-2 and Austin Blake of MSM 6-3, 6-3. Aleman won the backdraw final over Salam by forfeit.
In the Flight B singles, both Mehdi Mekaoui and Corey Robinson both advanced to the semifinals. Mekaoui was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Pat McGinley of The Mount in the Round of 16 and followed with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kyle Christy of Bloomsburg. Mekaoui won the first set in the semifinal round of Jon DeFrancesch of Bucknell, but lost the second set 6-3 and the breaker 10-8. Robinson started off his collegiate career with a 6-1, 6-1 win over CSU's Reginald Robinson. He went on to defeat Evan Carney of Bloomsburg 6-2, 6-0. He played a tough match against Chris Tortora of Bucknell, splitting the first two sets 3-6 and 6-3 before falling the breaker 10-4.
"This was a great way to start the season," said Camillo. "We had a tremendous showing across the board, especially in the Flight A singles."
The Dukes play a tri-meet on Saturday with Robert Morris and Carnegie Mellon.