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Niagara men's tennis edged by Fairfield


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – The Niagara men's tennis team dropped a close match to the Fairfield Stags, 5-2, on Saturday night.
Match Summary

  • Niagara was nipped in doubles, dropping two of the three matches.
  • The team of Eduardo Villalpando and Finnbar Adams was edged 7-6(3) in No. 1 doubles after Niagara's No. 3 team lost. The Purple Eagles' No. 2 pair (Taylan Ozdemir and Josh Wilson) won 7-5.
  • The Purple Eagles' two points came from their top two singles players – Taylan Ozdemir and Josh Wilson.
  • Wilson defeated Lewis Edwards in straight sets as NU trailed 3-1.
  • Ozdemir topped Tyler Shibles, 7-6(3), 6-4, in No. 1 singles.

Purple Points

  • Josh Wilson won his 10th singles match of the season while also improving to 2-2 in MAAC matches.
  • Taylan Ozdemir's 15 singles wins are the most in four seasons.
Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles have their final road trip of the regular season next weekend with matches against Marist on April 14 and Saint Peter's on April 15.  
 Singles competition
1. Ozdemir, Taylan (NIAM) def. Shibles, Tyler (FFD) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
2. Wilson, Josh (NIAM) def. Edwards, Lewis (FFD) 6-3, 6-3
3. Rodgers, Jeffrey (FFD) def. Boleslav, Brent (NIAM) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
4. Caputo, Anthony (FFD) def. Adams, Finnbar (NIAM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Appel, Dylan (FFD) def. Villalpando, Eduardo (NIAM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Magid, Allan (FFD) def. Srinivasan, Shyam (NIAM) 6-0, 6-1
 Doubles competition
1. Shibles, Tyler/Townsend Font, W. (FFD) def. Adams, Finnbar/Villalpando, Eduardo (NIAM) 7-6 (7-3)
2. Wilson, Josh/Ozdemir, Taylan (NIAM) def. Magid, Allan/Rodgers, Jeffrey (FFD) 7-5
3. Appel, Dylan/Edwards, Lewis (FFD) def. Boleslav, Brent/Srinivasan, Shyam (NIAM) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,2,4,1,3)

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