WEST LONG BRANCH, New Jersey – Jonas Kuwert (Jesteberg, Germany) and Julian Rozenstein (Marlboro, New Jersey) picked up two individual victories for the Quinnipiac men's tennis team as the Bobcats fell to the Monmouth Hawks 5-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats (11-8, 5-1 MAAC) lost for the first time in conference play and for the first time in the month of April while the Hawks improve to 11-8 (4-0 MAAC).
Kuwert and Rozenstein each won in singles as Kuwert played No. 2 singles and Rozenstein played No. 4. Each Bobcat won their 33rd matches of the season in the loss for the Bobcats.
In No. 1 doubles to start the match, Kuwert and Luke Roser (Bernardsville, New Jersey) lost to the top Monmouth team of Victor Pugliese and Vidit Vaghela, 8-4. Kei Ezaka (Ojai, California) and Ryoma Haraguchi (New York, New York) took the court together once again for the Bobcats in No. 2 doubles but lost for the first time together this season to Ale Gomez Estrada and Ramy Bekhiet, 8-6. Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, New York) and Willem van Biezen (Warmond, The Netherlands) lost for the first time together as well as they fell to Przemyslaw Filipek and Christian Vieira in No. 3 doubles, 8-7 (5).
Kuwert and Rozenstein picked up the lone victories for the Bobcats as Rozenstein won handily in straight sets over Vaghela, 6-0, 6-2. Kuwert was on his way to a three-set victory when the must was retired early with Kuwert up 6-2, 2-6, 3-2.
Ezaka lost in No. 1 singles to Pugliese in a highly contested matchup, 7-5, 7-5. Ambrosio took the loss in No. 3 singles for the Bobcats as he fell in three sets to Gomez, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Alper dressed as the No. 6 in the lineup for the Bobcats and nearly forced a third set but came up just short in the two-set loss to Ramy Bekhiet, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Roser took the final loss of the match for the Bobcats as he lost to Bee Kumthonkittikul, 6-1, 6-0.
#1 – Pugliese/Vaghela (MU) def. Kuwert/Roser (QU): 8-4
#2 – Gomez/Bekhiet (MU) def. Ezaka/Haraguchi (QU): 8-6
#3 – Filipek/Vieira (MU) def. Ambrosio/van Biezen (QU): 8-7 (5)
#1 – Pugliese (MU) def. Ezaka (QU): 7-5, 7-5
#2 – Kuwert (QU) def. Filipek (MU): 6-2, 2-6, 3-2 ret.
#3 – Gomez (MU) def. Ambrosio (QU): 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
#4 – Rozenstein (QU) def. Vaghela (MU): 6-0, 6-2
#5 – Kumthonkittikul (MU) def. Roser (QU): 6-1, 6-0
#6 – Bekhiet (MU) def. Alper (QU): 6-4, 7-6 (1)
The Bobcats have one match remaining in the regular season as they face the Marist Red Foxes on Monday, April 20 at 12 P.M. in Poughkeepsie, New York as the Bobcats look to make the MAAC Tournament for the first time in program history.