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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: October 02, 2011
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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Freshman Francis Jedlinski (Manalapan, N.J./Freehold Township) wrapped up a 3-0 weekend against three of the top singles players in the Northeast Conference as the Monmouth University men's tennis team concluded play in the NEC MU Invitational on Sunday. A day after defeating the top returning singles player in the league from a year ago, All-NEC Second Team performer Andrew Weeden of Quinnipiac, Jedlinski took down Zachary Morris of defending NEC Regular Season Champion Bryant and Jake Miller of defending NEC Tournament Champion Sacred Heart.

On the day, the Hawks won seven of 10 singles matches contested. Jedlinski defeated Morris, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0, and Miller, 6-2, 6-2. Freddy Marcinkowski (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), Carl Jedlinski (Manalapan, N.J./Freehold Township), Stephen Suboleski (Sicklerville, N.J.) and Tom Kowalski (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) also won one singles match each against Sacred Heart, while David Sherwood (Little Egg Harbor, N.J./Pinelands) picked up a win against Bryant.

Marcinkowski defeated Luka Bagi, 6-1, 6-2, while Carl Jedlinski knocked off John Lopresti, 6-4, 6-1. Suboleski took care of Derek Crossman, 6-4, 6-1, and Kowalski got past John Bogdanovich, 7-6, 6-4. Sherwood edged the Bulldogs' Vidith Huot, 7-6, 7-6. Carl Jedlinski narrowly missed a second singles victory on the day, falling in a third-set, eight-game pro set tie-breaker to Bryant's Juan Gonzalez, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0.

The Hawks return to action next weekend, when they take part in the Columbia Invitational. Play commences Friday at 9 a.m., and continues at the same time Saturday and Sunday.

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