1/22/2023 | 9 a.m.
Jan. 22 (Solar) / 9 a.m.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – James Madison males’s tennis break up its first two twin matches of the 2023 spring season on Sunday on the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Middle, cruising to a 6-1 victory in opposition to Queens whereas dropping a 6-1 resolution to host Virginia Tech.
The Dukes (1-1) had been led by freshman Francisco Sinopoli, who received three whole matches, together with each of his singles matchups. His first profession singles win additionally clinched the Sunday morning victory in opposition to Queens.
Three different Dukes collected two whole wins in Holden Koons, Julian Lozano and Edson Sanchez.
JMU 6, Queens 1
JMU swept all three doubles matches and received 5 of six singles matches to upend Queens 6-1 in Sunday’s spring opener.
The Dukes opened with a trio of 6-3 doubles wins to take the early 1-0 lead in opposition to the Royals (0-1). Koons and Lozano defeated Edoardo Bottino and Win Steveker on courtroom one, whereas Sanchez and Sinopoli bested Laurenz Blickwede and Edoardo Cecere to clinch the purpose. The crew of Youssef Sadek and Canon Secord wrapped up the clear sheet with a conquer Euan Lynes and Quinton McNamara.
In singles play, Queens tied the match at 1-1 with a win on courtroom 4 earlier than Koons gave the lead again to JMU for good with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in opposition to Cecere on courtroom one. Shortly after, Lozano prolonged the result in 3-1, taking down Bottino on courtroom two, 6-4, 6-3.
JMU clinched the match on courtroom three. Sinopoli capped off his robust begin, successful a 6-2, 6-4 resolution over Blickwede. Mario Pena received a good match on courtroom six, warding off Filippo Ercole, 6-4, 7-5.
Sanchez closed out the morning with an exciting win on courtroom six. Down a set, he pressured a 3rd body and overcame two match factors whereas down 6-5 to Milan Gonela earlier than in the end claiming the match in a tiebreak, by scores of 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Virginia Tech 6, JMU 1
Virginia Tech managed the tempo within the second match of the day for each groups, because the Hokies (2-0) beat the Dukes, 6-1, on Sunday night.
VT opened the match with a pair of doubles wins to take the early 1-0 lead. The Hokies received 6-1 on each courts two and three, whereas courtroom one’s match that includes JMU’s Koons and Lozano and VT’s Jordan Chrysostom and Ryan Fishback went unfinished at 4-4.
In singles, the hosts had been capable of clinch the win with 4 straight-set victories. Frank Thompson defeated Aathreya Mahesh, 6-3, 6-3, on courtroom six, whereas Michael Shepheard beat Sadek, 6-2, 6-4, on courtroom 4.
The Hokies secured the win on courtroom 5, with Alberto Orso taking a 6-3, 6-4 resolution from Sanchez. They prolonged the result in 5-0 on courtroom two, as Hugo Maia held off Lozano, 7-5, 6-2.
Virginia Tech received its remaining win on courtroom one, as Koons dropped a heartbreaker in an excellent tiebreaker. He fell to Fishback by scores of 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (7).
JMU received its lone level from courtroom three, as Sinopoli battled again for a 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (1) victory in opposition to Manuel Goncalves.
JMU heads to Richmond, Va., for one more doubleheader on Sunday, Jan. 22, because it takes on VCU at 9 a.m. and Morgan State in a neutral-site match at midday.