Men’s Tennis Ends Season with 8-15 Record


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The Wildcats went 0-3 against Creighton in the Big East Championships to conclude their season.

Lauren Armstrong, Staff Writer

This past weekend, Villanova’s men’s tennis team traveled to Cayce, South Carolina to compete in the Big East Tournament, resulting in a first round loss for the ‘Cats.  

“This season was better than the last,” head coach Brad Adams said. “We had two big wins against Bucknell and St. Joseph’s. In the tournament, we came up a little bit short against Creighton who was the number one seed.” 

The match started off poorly for the ‘Cats, as they lost the doubles point. 

Tighe Brunetti and Trey Fourticq took on Creighton, losing, 6-2. Josh Robinson and Eitan Khromchenko’s match went unfinished, while Justin Suarez and Ryan Nguyen lost, 6-2, in their match. 

“Doubles we truly need to improve for next year, but I have faith we will,” Adams said. 

The Wildcats also lost the singles point at the tournament. 

‘Nova’s one seed Robinson lost in three sets, 3-6, 7-6 and 5-7, while Brunetti’s match was determined in two as he fell, 4-6 and 5-7. 

“Robinson played an incredible season at the top spot,” Adams said. “Brunetti also played great throughout the season and I am excited to see improvement throughout his time here at Villanova.”

Khromchenko’s match ended unfinished, yet the points earned were 7-6, 6-7 and 1-4 (UF). Suarez lost both sets, 4-6 and 3-6, while Nguyen’s match was also unfinished, with the earned points being 4-6, 7-6 and 1-1 (UF). 

The only win of the day came from Fourticq who won in two sets, 6-2 and 7-6. 

“Fourticq had a really nice win, and it has truly been shown how he has improved throughout the season,” Adams said.   

The Wildcats ended their 2022-23 season with an  8-15 record. 

“We came a bit short this season, but we have high motivation to do well this upcoming season,” Adams said. “Other than our seniors, we will be welcoming these players back again next season. I’m excited to see what the 2023-24 season has in store for us.”