Men’s Tennis Improves to 6-9


Courtesy of Villanova Athletics

Men’s Tennis is on a two-game winning streak.

Lauren Armstrong, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, March 22nd, Villanova’s men’s tennis team defeated Franklin and Marshall, 7-0.

“It was a really good performance for us,” head coach Brad Adams said. “We played very well, and this win will help us maintain our focus for the rest of the season, as well as showing that we can accomplish our goals of playing efficiently and playing well”. 

While doubles started off a bit shaky for Villanova, with Lukas Choi and Justin Surez losing their match, 6-3, the rest of the doubles pairs bounced back, in order to ensure Villanova won the point. 

Trey Fourticq and Tighe Brunetti competed hard, winning their match, 6-3. Josh Robinson and Cooper Gordon also finished doubles with a 6-2 win for the ‘Cats.  

Villanova took a clean sweep in singles, proving the dedication the team has been putting in over the season. 

“We had a big win over Bucknell at the beginning of the season,” Adams said. “Since then, we have worked hard to make sure we get back up to our standards. Our competition and competitiveness has been displayed very well, and this game has shown that our hard work has been paying off.”

Robinson won both of his sets, 6-1, and Villanova’s No. 2 Brunetti was able to bring home a win, going 6-2 in both of his sets. 

“Both Josh and Tighe have been working incredibly hard and adding to the team, both as players and leaders,” Adams said. 

Adams also specifically highlighted Brunetti. 

“[He has] exhibited such leadership skills, and it continues to impress [me] day to day,” he said. “[Robinson and Brunetti] show the team what it looks like to be winners and leaders.”

Eitan Khromchenko also contributed in singles, winning both his sets, 6-1. Ryan Nguyen won his singles match, 6-1 and 6-4. 

Fourticq won in similar fashion, going 6-4 in the first set and 6-1 in the second. To end the match, Choi had a clean sweep, beating his opponent, 6-0, in both sets. 

With the successful win behind them, the ‘Cats look forward to their upcoming match against St. John’s on Wednesday, March 29th. 

“St. John’s continues to be at the top of the conference year after year,” Adams said. “It will be a good competition.”

The Wildcats will also take on Lehigh on Sunday, April 2nd. 

“Lehigh is always a good measuring point to see how our team is doing compared to prior seasons,” Adams said. “A win against Lehigh will set us up for a good rest of the season.”