Men’s tennis notches hard, 7-2 win at Goucher
03/21/2023 | 12:00 p.m.
March 21 (Tue) / 12:00 p.m.
History BALTIMORE — The University of New Jersey City men’s tennis team traveled to Baltimore on Friday, March 17 and won a narrow 7-2 win over Goucher College. NJCU swept the doubles, 3-0, but needed a tiebreaker at second and third. The Gothic Knights took a 5-0 lead to start the singles game and took the overall victory, but there were still some very competitive second and fourth place matches.
Jersey City (4-4) kicked things off from the first double as the junior pair of Nico Teynie (Rouen, France/Lycée Val de Seine) and Alejandro Ley (Las Palmas, Spain/IES Politécnico) made quick work of it over their opponents the Gophers (0-4), winning 8-0. The third double ended next as senior Ryan Weiss (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional) and junior Gerard Loras (Tortosa, Spain/Col legi Diocesà Sagrada Família) battled it out for an 8-7(6) win. in a tiebreaker. Not to be outdone, the second doubles followed the exact same pattern to put NJCU up 3-0 in the early game, as second Joaquin Pluis (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Santa Felicitas) and rookie Pedro Caro- Accino Roca (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain/British School of Gran Canaria) also won, 8-7(6).
Needing only two more individual wins to take the all-around against Goucher, the NJCU quickly kicked things off in singles action as No. 12-ranked Teynie quickly claimed the top spot in consecutive scoreless sets. Weiss then stepped in on the sixth singles and won the match for the Gothic Knights after beating their opponent, 6-2, 6-0. The Gophers won their first game in the fifth singles, but Caro made it 6-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the third singles. Ley then secured a decisive three-set victory in the second singles, 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-6 to make it 7-1 before the final game of the fourth singles went to Goucher, too. via a three-set tiebreaker.
The Greens and Ors return to action on Tuesday, March 21, as they open home play for the spring season on the Lincoln Park tennis courts against Division I long Island University.