TEANECK, N.J. – The Monmouth University men’s tennis team fell to intrastate rival Fairleigh Dickinson, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at the FDU Tennis Courts. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in Northeast Conference play, while the Knights, who took every set in the victory, improve to 6-6 on the year and 4-1 in league action.
Monmouth Ramy Bekhiet (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville), who was named Northeast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, had his singles winning streak halted at seven matches as the first-year Hawk fell to Ibrahim Shams 6-1, 6-2.
The Hawks return to action on Saturday, April 13th as it welcomes in Sacred Heart to the MU Tennis Courts before they travel to Emmitsburg, Maryland for a 1:00 p.m. matchup with Mount St. Mary’s in the regular season finale. The 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament, which is held at Mercer County Park in Princeton, N.J., begins next Thursday, April 18th.
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Tennis Match Results
Monmouth vs Fairleigh Dickinson
4/10/2013 at Teaneck, N.J.
Fairleigh Dickinson 7, Monmouth 0
1. BERZINS, Arvis (FDU) def. MARCINKOWSKI, Freddy (MU) 6-1, 6-1
2. SHAMS, Ibrahim (FDU) def. BEKHIET, Ramy (MU) 6-1, 6-2
3. GRICHENO, Yuri (FDU) def. PREZANT, Jason (MU) 6-4, 6-0
4. HEMY, Mark (FDU) def. PIERCE, Eric (MU) 6-1, 6-0
5. SKVARKA, Peter (FDU) def. ROTHSTEIN, Jason (MU) 6-4, 6-1
6. SJOBERG, Markus (FDU) def. TALAFOUS, Joe (MU) 6-1, 6-1
1. BERZINS, Arvis/SHAMS, Ibrahim (FDU) def. MARCINKOWSKI, Freddy/BEKHIET, Ramy (MU) 8-3
2. HEMY, Mark/SKVARKA, Peter (FDU) def. PREZANT, Jason/ROTHSTEIN, Jason (MU) 8-1
3. GRICHENO, Yuri/PHILIPPE, Julien (FDU) def. PIERCE, Eric/TALAFOUS, Joe (MU) 8-2
Monmouth 6-6 (2-3 NEC)
Fairleigh Dickinson 6-6 (4-1 NEC)