MEN'S TENNIS EDGED BY HOFSTRA, 4-3
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Jason Rothstein (Pine Brook, N.J.) and Stephen Suboleski (Sicklerville, N.J.) both won at singles and doubles, but the Monmouth University men's tennis team was edged by Hofstra, 4-3, Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 4-11 on the season, while Hofstra improved to 6-8.
Rothstein and Suboleski paired to defeat Jason Sinkoff and Ryhaan Gill, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point for the Hawks. Francis Jedlinski (Manalapan, N.J./Freehold Township) and David Sherwood (Little Egg Harbor, N.J./Pinelands) also defeated Antonio Pena and Matthew Gemmell, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles.
Rothstein then blanked Gill, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5 singles, before Suboleski made quick work of Sinkoff at No. 6. But the Pride won the final four singles flights to take the match victory.
Pena defeated Freddy Marcinkowski (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1 to clinch the match. Ari Richman defeated Francis Jedlinski, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 2, while Carl Jedlinski (Manalapan, N.J./Freehold Township) was defeated by Gemmell, 6-1, 7-6, at No. 3. Adrien Bailly finished off Sherwood, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4.The Hawks return to Northeast Conference action Saturday, when they play host to Robert Morris. First serve is scheduled for 10 a.m.