Men's Tennis falls to Cornell, 4-3

Zito, Hoang and Matheson take singles victories

February 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics

ITHACA, N.Y. - Three Blue Raiders took straight-set singles victories, but the Middle Tennessee men's tennis team came up just short in losing to Cornell, 4-3, on Friday in Ithaca, N.Y.

Junior Ettore Zito won at No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-3) over the Big Red's Sam Fleck. The Raiders also received singles points from junior Victor Hoang at No. 4 (6-2, 6-4) and freshman Sam Matheson at No. 6 (6-2, 6-4.)

The Raiders also received a doubles victory from junior Yannick Born and freshman Aaron Jumonville at No. 2, 8-6, but Cornell took the other two matches for the doubles point along with victories at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 singles for the 4-3 decision.

It will be a quick turnaround for MT, who travels down to New York City to face Columbia on Sunday in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

Tennis Match Results
Middle Tennessee vs Cornell
2/28/2014 at Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell 4, Middle Tennessee 3

Singles competition
1. Ettore Zito (MT) def. Sam Fleck (COR) 6-4, 6-3
2. Stefan Vinti (COR) def. David Fox (MT) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
3. Bernardo Casares (COR) def. Victor Cornea (MT) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Victor Hoang (MT) def. Alex Sidney (COR) 6-2, 6-4
5. Chris Vrabel (COR) def. Aaron Jumonville (MT) 6-1, 6-4
6. Sam Matheson (MT) def. Colin Sinclair (COR) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Sam Fleck/Chris Vrabel (COR) def. Victor Cornea/David Fox (MT) 8-5
2. Yannick Born/Aaron Jumonville (MT) def. Jason Luu/Colin Sinclair (COR) 8-6
3. Bernardo Casares/Alex Sidney (COR) def. Victor Hoang/Ettore Zito (MT) 8-1

Match Notes:
Middle Tennessee 2-7
Cornell 6-4

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