PROVIDENCE, RI – Inclement weather kept the Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team from opening the season last week. The Wildcats finally got on the courts Sunday, but they were defeated 6-3 by Salve Regina.
Johnson & Wales dropped to 0-1 while the Seahawks improved to 1-2.
Senior Ryan Schiele (Lusby, Md.) and Gianni Rodriguez factored into all three points. The duo teamed up to win 8-0 at number one doubles. During number one singles, Schiele beat Will Masse, 8-6. Rodriguez took down Kevin Brocks, 8-2, at number two.
The Wildcats are back on the court during the spring portion of their schedule.
1. Ryan Schiele (JWU) def. Will Masse (SRU) 8-6
2. Gianni Rodriguez (JWU) def. Kevin Brocks (SRU) 8-2
3. D.J. Bisaillon (SRU) def. Jack Hopkins (JWU) 8-5
4. Trevor Jones (SRU) def. Marco Saldierna (JWU) 8-0
5. William Chasse (SRU) def. Robert Kliskey (JWU) 8-0
6. Aaron White (SRU) def. Brandon Case (JWU) 8-1
1. Ryan Schiele/Gianni Rodriguez (JWU) def. Kevin Brocks/D.J. Bisaillon (SRU) 8-0
2. Will Masse/Aaron White (SRU) def. Marco Saldierna/Jack Hopkins (JWU) 8-5
3. Trevor Jones/William Chasse (SRU) def. Robert Michalofsky/Robert Kliskey (JWU) 8-0
Salve Regina 1-2
Johnson & Wales 0-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)