The University of Dayton men’s tennis team headed north this past weekend as they faced tough competition from Northern Illinois University and Valparaiso University. All matches were played at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford Illinois. The Flyers finished the weekend 0-2 and overall are 1-3.
On Friday the Flyers took on Northern Illinois (4-1). The men came out with a slow start in doubles play with an unfinished game from Aidan Koross and Kyle MacDonald at the No.1 spot finished with a 7-7 tie. But saw two victories in their singles match ups.
In singles play the Flyers saw victories from Aidan Koross (6-4, 7-6) after defeating Axel Lagerlof at the No. 1 spot, and from Colin Bernier (6-4, 6-3) at the No. 6 spot taking down Maksym Lagutin.
NIU 5, Dayton 2
1. Dor Amir/Frederic Cadieux (NIU) vs. Aidan Koross/Kyle MacDonald DNF 7-7
2. Axel Lagerlof/Simon Formont (NIU) def. Andrew Hanley/Robert Salcedo 8-3
3. Max Phillips/ Djkovic (NIU) def. Josh Malyon/Colin Bernier 8-5
1. Aidan Koross def. Axel Lagerlof (NIU) 6-4, 7-6
2. Dor Amir (NIU) def. Andrew Hanley 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
3. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) def. Josh Malyon 6-4, 6-2
4. Max Phillips (NIU) def. Kyle MacDonald 6-2, 6-3
5. Simon Formont (NIU) def. Robert Salcedo 6-1, 6-4
6. Colin Bernier def. Maksym Lagutin (NIU) 6-4, 6-2
On Saturday the Flyers put forth a strong battle against the crusaders falling 3-4.
The men were swept in doubles competition but had three strong victories in singles play. Aidan Koross at the No.1 spot defeated Eric Honert (4-6, 7-6, 7-3, 6-0) at the three spot Josh Malyon defeated Michael Savaglio (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) and finally at the five spot Colin Bernier defeated Lucas Waak (4-6, 6-1, 6-1).
VALP 4, Dayton 3
1. Eric Honert/Lucas Waak (VALPO) vs. Aidan Koross/Kyle MacDonald unfinished
2. Chris Baum/Danny Oaked (VALPO) def. Robert Salcedo/Andrew Hanley 8-2
3. Michael Savaglio/Michael Baiocchi (VALPO) def. Josh Malyon/Colin Bernier 8-5
1. Aidan Koross def. Eric Honert (VALPO) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) 6-0
2. Chris Baum (VALPO) def. Andrew Hanley 7-5, 6-3
3. Josh Malyon def. Michael Savaglio (VALPO) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Michael Baiocchi (VALPO) def. Kyle MacDonald 6-2, 6-4
5. Colin Bernier def. Lucas Waak (VALPO) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. Brian Hickey (VALPO) def. Enzo Milano 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
The Flyers are back in action this Sunday February 10, 2013 against Chicago State. First serve is scheduled for 2:00p.m. at the Five Seasons Sports Club. Be sure to check back www.daytonflyers.com for stats and match recaps.