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
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.