FLUSHING, NY – Two members of the University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional Championship Sept. 14-15 at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
On Day 1, Fri., Sept. 14, Bahdanovich and Marinic each earned wins in the 1st qualifying singles round. Bahdanovich defeated Michael Rosen (St. Anselm), 8-3, and Marinic defeated St. Thomas Aquinas' Peter Molina, 8-0.
Bahdanovich was defeated in the final qualifying round by Concordia's Lars Olson, 8-3, but Marinic advanced to the first round by beating Stonehill College's Aaron Diamond, 8-4.
On Day 2, in the Round of 64, Marinic was bested in a very competitive match, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5 by Merrimack's Denis Davdov.
In doubles play, Marinic and Bahdanovich teamed up to take on Franklin Pierce's Nkrumah Patrick and Roberto Chong in the Round of 64. They were defeated in a hard-fought match, 8-5.