Hofstra Picks Up Dramatic WIn At Marist
Poughkeepsie, NY – Ostap Kovalenko rallied from a set down and won a third set tiebreak, 7-5, to give Hofstra a 4-3 win over Marist Saturday in the spring season opener.
Playing at the No. 1 flight, Kovalenko dropped the first set, 6-3, to Dylan Friedman before posting a 6-1 win in set two. In the decisive third set, Kovalenko prevailed, 7-6, to give the Pride the win in their first dual match of the season.
Marist earned the doubles point, winning two of the three flights. The Red Foxes (0-1) earned the first singles win with a straight set win at No. 6. Hofstra won the next three flights to take a 3-2 match lead. Marist won at No. 4 to tie the match and set up the dramatic finish.
Hofstra returns to action Sunday morning with an 11 am match at NJIT.
Ostap Kovalenko (Hofstra) def. Dylan Friedman (Marist), 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)
Bo Cautaerts (Hofstra) def. Christian Mills (Marist), 7-6 (3), 6-3
Matthew Garcia (Hofstra) def. Tomas Gomez (Marist), 6-2, 6-3
Alex Thompson (Marist) def. josh reynolds (Hofstra), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Hideki Matsuoka (Hofstra) def. Paolo Flores (Marist), 6-0, 6-1
Moritz Daxboeck (Marist) def. kaita odani (Hofstra), 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1
Cautaerts/Kovalenko (Hofstra) def. Friedman/Carlos Vasquez (Marist), 6-4
Gomez/Thompson (Marist) def. Garcia/Reynolds (Hofstra), 7-6 (8)
Mills/Daxboeck (Marist) def. Jonathan Mahrt Guyou/Odani (Hofstra), 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2