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Firebirds Bounce Back to Win, 7-2 vs. Jefferson

Men's Tennis 2017 Action Shots
Baguelin won in both his singles and doubles matches.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team were back to winning ways as they comfortably beat Jefferson, 7-2 Sunday afternoon at Abraham J. Salaman Courts. 

UDC has now improved to 4-3 overall ahead of their East Coast Conference opener against rivals NYIT on Friday. Whereas, Jefferson out of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), lost today to fall to a 2-5 record. 

The Firebirds were at the races today, as they took the first doubles match at No. 2 with Alexis Baguelin and Ander Murillo asserting an 8-2 victory over Atri and Sison. However, the Rams would pull one back at No. 3 doubles with an 8-5 win, and with No. 1 doubles determining who had the upper hand going into singles play, it was the dynamic pair of Rok Bozic and Diego Pinto to continue their unbeaten season who took an 8-5 win over Haedicke and Molina. 

With the Firebirds having a slender advantage going into singles play, the lead was extended at No. 6 singles with Marco Feligioni securing a 6-1, 6-4 win over Joseph Sison. Senior Diego Pinto would be next to take another point after cruising to a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Joao Marcal at No. 4 to give UDC a 4-1 lead. 

Although, Jefferson were not finished as they took No. 3 singles to hang on in this contest. But the in-form Rok Bozic was in unstoppable fashion to power his way to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Oskar Haedicke to stop any sort of Jefferson comeback. He would be followed by sophomore Josip Marinic who was involved in another battle at No. 5 to overcome his opponent Atri, 4-6, 7-6, 10-5. 

Finishing the day off on a high was Alexis Baguelin at No. 2, as he grinded out a narrow tiebreak in the first set to see his way to victory in the 2nd to complete a 7-6, 6-2 win over Liviu Trifoi. 

UDC will be looking for more of the same Friday, March 23rd, as they take on ECC foe NYIT at 10AM.

 

Doubles
1. Bozic/Pinto def. Haedicke/Molina (Jeff) 8-5
2. Baguelin/Murillo def. Atri/Sison (Jeff) 8-2
3. Trifoi/Marcal (Jeff) def. Feligioni/Marinic 8-5
 
Singles
1. Rok Bozic def. Oskar Haedicke (Jeff) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alexis Baguelin def. Liviu Trifoi (Jeff) 7-6(5), 6-2
3. Luis Molina (Jeff) def. Ander Murillo 6-4, 6-1
4. Diego Pinto def. Joao Marcal (Jeff) 6-0, 6-3
5. Josip Marinic def. Jacobo Atri (Jeff) 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-5
6. Marco Feligioni def. Joseph Sison (Jeff) 6-1, 6-4