NEWPORT, RI – After a rough start to the fall season, the Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team ended the fall campaign on a high note. The Wildcats went on the road to take down Salve Regina, 8-1, on Sunday.
Johnson & Wales improved to 1-1 while the Seahawks fell to 1-1.
The Wildcats got off to a quick start by sweeping all three doubles points. Juniors Ryan Schiele (Lusby, Md.) and Jack Hopkins (Hamilton, Mass.) were the first ones off with their 8-1 win at number three. Taylor Farmer (Carmel, Ind.) and Franz Fonk also produced an easy win, 8-2, at number two. Completing the sweep was the number one team of Nicholas Auffret (Holtsville, NY) and Andre Barbero (Brielle, NJ) with an 8-4 triumph.
Fonk was one of four Wildcats to not drop a game during singles as he won 6-0, 6-0 over Zach Monaha at number three for the first singles win. Sophomore Tyler Dupee (Middletown, NY) wrapped up the team victory with his 6-0, 6-0 triumph against Kevin Hunt at number six.
Johnson & Wales is back on the courts on March 21 when it plays host to Curry.
1. Andre Barbero (JWU) def. D.J. Bisaillon (SRU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Will Masse (SRU) def. Nicholas Auffret (JWU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Franz Fonk (JWU) def. Zach Monaha (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Taylor Farmer (JWU) def. Alessio Ayuninjam (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ryan Schiele (JWU) def. Dante Petrosini (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Tyler Dupee (JWU) def. Kevin Hunt (SRU) def. 6-0, 6-0
1. Andre Barbero/Nicholas Auffret (JWU) def. Kevin Brocks / Jeremiah Callahan (SRU) 8-4
2. Franz Fonk/Taylor Farmer (JWU) def. Alessio Ayuninjam / Zach Monahan (SRU) 8-2
3. Ryan Schiele/Jack Hopkins (JWU) def. Luke Horton/Kyle Dugat (SRU) 8-1
Order of Finish: Doubles: (3,2,1) Singles: (3,6,1,4,2,5)
Johnson & Wales 1-1
Salve Regina: 1-1