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Niagara men’s tennis cruises in season finale

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS


SCORE: Niagara 7, Rider 0
RECORDS: Niagara (5-17, 3-4 MAAC), Rider (0-13, 0-6 MAAC)
LOCATION: Niagara Tennis Courts

 
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Niagara University men's tennis ended its season with a sweep of the Rider Broncs, 7-0, on Sunday.
 
Match Summary

  • The Purple Eagles won the doubles point with wins in No. 1 and 2 doubles; Rider defaulted at three doubles.
  • Brent Boleslav and Jason Wisely defeated Javier Melendez and Diego Delgado, 6-4, in two doubles.
  • NU's No. 1 tandem of Taylan Ozdemir and Josh Wilson squeaked out a 7-6(7) win.
  • Ozdemir eased to a straight set win in No. 1 singles.
  • Boleslav followed with a 7-5, 6-0 win in three singles.
  • Wilson pushed through with a 6-4, 6-3 win in two singles.
  • Wisely topped Brian Villareal, 6-1, 6-3, in No. 5 singles.
  • Shyam Srinivasan defeated Griffin Clark, 7-5, 6-3 in four singles.
 
Senior Day

  • Prior to the match, Niagara honored its lone senior on the squad, Jason Wisely.
 
Purple Points

  • Niagara finished the season winning two straight matches.
  • Taylan Ozdemir wrapped up the season with a team-best 17 singles wins, including three in league play in No. 1 singles.
  • Josh Wilson, who won his third straight match, improved to 4-2 in MAAC matches playing in the two slot.
  • Jason Wisely won his first career MAAC match in his lone conference match of the season.
 
 Singles competition
1. Ozdemir, Taylan (NIAM) def. Payano Almonte, Lysa (RID-M) 6-2, 6-1
2. Wilson, Josh (NIAM) def. Melendez, Javier (RID-M) 6-4, 6-3
3. Boleslav, Brent (NIAM) def. Delgado, Diego (RID-M) 7-5, 6-0
4. Srinivasan, Shyam (NIAM) def. Clark, Griffin (RID-M) 7-5, 6-3
5. Wisely, Jason (NIAM) def. Villareal, Brian (RID-M) 6-1, 6-3
6. Padro, Pere (NIAM) def. No player (RID-M), by default
 
 Doubles competition
1. Ozdemir, Taylan/Wilson, Josh (NIAM) def. Payano Almonte, Lysa/Clark, Griffin (RID-M) 7-6 (9-7)
2. Boleslav, Brent/Wisely, Jason (NIAM) def. Melendez, Javier/Delgado, Diego (RID-M) 6-4
3. Padro, Pere/Srinivasan, Shyam (NIAM) def. No player/No player (RID-M), by default
 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,3,2,5,4)