Men’s Tennis Shuts Down Adelphi, 7-0

BOX SCORE

When and Where: March 23, 2019 – Oceanside, N.Y. (Point Set Indoor Racquet Club)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 7, Adelphi University 0
Records:
 SNHU 5-3 (2-0 NE10), Adelphi 0-6 (0-2 NE10)

Graduate student Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) won both of his matches, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team captured its second straight match, downing Adelphi University, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Point Set Indoor Racquet Club.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Marreiros recorded a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Ilya Kalabukhau at No. 5 singles and also teamed with freshman Fernando Torres (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) for a 6-2 triumph at No. 2 doubles against Luke Attride-Stirling and David Robres de Veciana.
  • Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal), ranked 59th in the nation, defeated Sabin Adrian Saveluc, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1 singles to clinch the match. He also combined with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a 6-2 win over Finn Krause and Kalabukhau to clinch the doubles point at No. 3.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Marreiros and Torres opened the match with their doubles win, before Fernandes and Vacalares followed to clinch the point and put the Penmen up, 1-0. Juniors Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) and Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands), ranked 29th in the country, made it a clean doubles sweep with another 6-2 victory at No. 1 against Saveluc and Connor Dove.
  • Vacalares began singles play on the right foot for SNHU, posting a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3 against Robres de Veciana.
  • Willem van Biezen then pushed the Panthers to the brink with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Attride-Stirling at No. 2, before Fernandes clinched the win for Southern New Hampshire at the top flight.
  • Marreiros made it 5-0, with Bas van Biezen toppling Dove, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4 and Torres notching a 7-5, 6-2 win against David Leader at No. 6, to finish off the shutout.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire extends its NE10 winning streak, including the postseason, to 37 dating back to Oct. 15, 2015.
  • Fernandes improves to 38-0 all-time against NE10 foes in singles action, including the postseason and ITA East Regional Championship tournaments.
  • Bas van Biezen is also perfect in singles matches against NE10 rivals during his career at 13-0.
  • Southern New Hampshire is ranked fourth in the ITA East Region.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen are back in action Friday, March 29 when they play host to Queens (N.Y.).

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