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Monday, March 20, 2017

Niagara men’s tennis goes 2-1 in weekend matches

All WNY News     Monday, March 20, 2017    



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The Niagara Purple Eagles defeated Mount St. Mary's (Md.) and Mercyhurst to win their last two matches of their western Pennsylvania road trip.

St. Francis (Pa.) 7, Niagara University 0

Niagara lost the doubles point. Playing without its No. 1 singles player (Felipe Fuentes), the entire lineup played a spot higher. The Purple Eagles were defeated in all six singles matches.

Niagara University 4, Mount St. Mary's 3

The Purple Eagles won four of the six singles matches to pull out the win. NU trailed, 1-0, after losing the doubles point. Niagara's no. 1 team of Taylan Ozdemir and Francis Nadeau won their match. Niagara's two through five players earned wins. Ozdemir won in straight sets in No. 2 singles; Nadeau defeated Louis Tonon in straight sets in three singles. Josh Wilson and Brent Boleslav each won in three sets in four and five singles, respectively.

Niagara 5, Mercyhurst 4

Playing under NCAA Division II rules, Niagara edged Merychurst. The Purple Eagles won two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles. The No. 2 team of Francis Nadeau and Brent Boleslav won 8-4, and the No. 3 team of Jason Wisely and Lukas Wenninger, 8-5. NU's top three singles players earned wins – Taylan Ozdemir, Felipe Fuentes and Francis Nadeau.

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