Wildcats Beat Crosstown foe Anchormen 6-3

Wildcats Beat Crosstown foe Anchormen 6-3

Providence, R.I.  The Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team won their last match of the 2019 season. The Wildcats defeated crosstown rival, Rhode Island College, Tuesday afternoon, 6-3. 

Johnson & Wales ended the year at 10-7 while the Anchormen dropped to 8-3.

Steven Heizler and Will Lyons defeated Chandler Scott and Michael Shea, 8-1, in the second doubles position for the first point. Alexander Rohana and Gianni Rodrigues defeated Alex Bourque and Alan Esposito, 8-4, at number one to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead going into singles.

Rohana defeated Scott at the number two position, 6-1, 6-2. The Anchorman took the next two matches at the six and five spots to pull even, 3-3, but it wasn't enough to beat the Wildcats.

Lyons defeated Bourque 6-3, 6-0 at number one. Rodrigues topped Matthew Gambardelli 6-4, 6-2 at number three to clinch the team victory for the Wildcats. Heizler continued his winning ways, defeating Ethan Hoy, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, at the number four position.

Head coach Devin Kitterick should have another formidable squad in 2020 as he does not have any seniors on this year's team.

Singles Competition:
1. Will Lyons (JWU) defeated Alex Bourque (RIC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Alexander Rohana (JWU) defeated Chandler Scott (RIC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Gianni Rodrigues (JWU) defeated Matt Gambardelli (RIC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Steven Heizler (JWU) defeated Ethan Hoy (RIC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Michael Shea (RIC) defeated Robert Michalofsky (JWU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alan Esposito (RIC) defeated Brandon Case (JWU) 6-3, 6-2 

Doubles Competition:
1. Alexander Rohana/Gianni Rodrigues (JWU) defeated Alex Bourque/Alan Espositio 8-4
2. Steven Heizler/Will Lyons (JWU) defeated Chandler Scott/Michael Shea (RIC) 8-1
3. Matthew Gambardelli/Ethan Hoy (RIC) defeated Robert Michalofsky/Brandon Case (JWU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Rhode Island College: 8-3
Johnson & Wales: 10-7 

Order of Finish:
Doubles (2,3,1) Singles (2,6,5,1,3,4)