Hofstra Takes No. 1 and No. 5 Singles In Super Tiebreaker
Eric Sumanaru won his singles and doubles match for the Saints
Sept. 30, 2012
Siena and Hofstra staged a classic tennis match Sunday afternoon, with the Pride coming away with a narrow 4-3 win. Hofstra's Ari Richman topped Dylan Roberts 4-6, 6-3 and 10-7 in a super tiebreaker at No. 1 singles for what proved to be the decisive point.
Siena began the match by sweeping the doubles competitions. Ryan Schmitz and Eric Sumanaru won 9-8 (7-3) over Richman and Adrien Bailey at No. 1 doubles, Mike Amico and Alex Burbine teamed for an 8-4 win at second doubles, and Roberts and Darren Reich won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.
Hofstra then needed to take four of the six doubles contests to win the match, adn taht's exactly what they did.
In addition to Richman, Joe Ericksen won a 3-6, 6-4 and 10-5 decision over George Parkhurst at No. 5 singles for the Pride. Schmitz and Sumanaru posted singles wins for Siena.
Ryan Schmitz and Eric Sumanaru (S) def. Ari Richman and Adrien Bailly 9-8 (7-3)
Mike Amico and Alex Burbine (S) def. Matt Gemmell and Antonio Pera 8-4
Dylan Roberts and Darren Reisch (S) def. Pedro Gimenez and Joe Ericksen 8-6
Ari Richman def Dylan Roberts 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 (super-tiebreaker)
Ryan Schmitz def Antonio Pera 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
Adrien Bailly def Mike Amico 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Matt Gemmell def Alex Burbine 6-2, 6-0
Joe Ericksen def George Parkhurst (S) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
Eric Sumanaru def Ryhaan Gill (H) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)