BALTIMORE – The New Jersey City University men’s tennis team traveled to Baltimore on Friday, March 17 and recorded a narrow 7-2 win over Goucher College. NJCU won 3-0 in doubles but needed tie breaks in second and third place. The Gothic Knights took a 5-0 lead to start the singles match and secured overall match victory, but there were still a few hard-fought duels for second and fourth place.
Jersey City (4-4) started with the first doubles as a junior pair Nico Teynie (Rouen, France/Lycée Val de Seine) And Alejandro Ley (Las Palmas, Spain/IES Politécnico) made quick work of their opponents the Gophers (0-4) to win 8-0. The third doubles next ended as a senior Ryan Weiss (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional) and jr Gerard Loras (Tortosa, Spain/Collegi Diocesà Sagrada Família) fought hard for an 8-7 (6) win in tiebreak fashion. Not to be outdone, the second doubles followed exactly the same pattern to give NJCU a 3-0 lead early in the sophomore year Joaquin Pluis (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Santa Felicitas) and newbie Pedro Caro-Accino Roca (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain/British School of Gran Canaria) also won, 8-7 (6).
NJCU needed just two more singles wins to win the overall bout against Goucher and got off to a quick start in singles as Teynie quickly won at No. 12 in straight, goalless sets at No. 1. Weiss then competed in the sixth singles, earning the match win for the Gothic Knights after defeating his opponent 6-2, 6-0. The Gophers won their first game in the fifth singles, however, Caro made it 6-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 win in the third singles. Ley later notched a three-set tiebreak win in singles second, 6-7(5) 6-3 10-6 to level it 7-1 before the final game went to Goucher in singles fourth, also over a three. Set a tie break.
The Green and Gold return Tuesday, March 21 when they open the home game for the spring season at Lincoln Park Tennis Courts against Division I Long Island University.