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UDC Fighting Comeback in, 6-3 Win Over Post

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Feligioni produced a solid 6-1, 7-5 win at No.6 singles.

WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team completed a superb comeback against regional competitors Post University to win 6-3 Saturday afternoon at East Potomac Tennis Center.

The Firebirds (5-6, 0-2 ECC) recovered after yesterday's loss against Queens to finish their week of play with an accomplished 6-3 win against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponents Post University who went 3-7 overall today.

With the doubles partnerships reshuffled once again today, the Firebirds struggled to find their form after a tough battle with Queens yesterday. UDC fell in all three doubles matches to face an uphill fight in singles play.

A resounding win at No. 2 singles settled any UDC nerves as Alexis Baguelin won 6-1, 6-4 over Rajevac to get the Firebirds going in this matchup. The Firebirds went on to win all remaining singles matches with No. 5 Josip Marinic taking a 6-4, 7-5 win against Roessel. Shortly after, Marco Feligioni won at No. 6 to bring the match back into balance with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Alvord.

Next, Ander Murillo at No. 4 took a well-deserved 7-6, 6-1 triumph against Henrikson, and the incredible comeback was complete when the determination of Diego Pinto at No. 3 saw him claim victory, 6-4, 7-5 to give the Firebirds the decisive win over their sturdy opponents. The afternoon finished with No. 1 Rok Bozic securing a tough 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 win to end the day on a high-note.

The Firebirds will be back in action vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, Friday, April 6th at 1PM, where we will honor our five seniors: Rok Bozic, Alexis Baguelin, Diego Pinto, Ander Murillo, and Marco Feligioni.

1.       Crvelin/Henrikson (Post) def. Pinto/Marinic 8-6
2.       Rajevac/Compres (Post) def. Bozic/Baguelin 8-4
3.       Roessel/Urban (Post) def. Murillo/Feligioni 8-5
1.       Rok Bozic def. Nikola Crvelin (Post) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
2.       Alexis Baguelin def. Ivan Rajevac (Post) 6-1, 6-4
3.       Diego Pinto def. Samuel Urban (Post) 6-4, 7-5
4.       Ander Murillo def. Ludvig Henrikson (Post) 7-6(6), 6-1
5.       Josip Marinic def. Peter Roessel (Post) 6-4, 7-5
6.       Marco Feligioni def. Joseph Alvord (Post) 6-1, 7-5