Men’s Tennis Shuts Out La Salle, 6-0

Kristian Marquart did not lose a single set versus La Salle on Thursday, April 3rd.  The rest of the owls all won in straight sets giving Temple their fourth-straight win at 6-0 at the Legacy Youth Tennis & Education Center. With this win, Temple moves closer to .500, now with an 8-10 record while La Salle now slips to 6-8 on the year.

“This was a good win against a City 6 opponent.  We’re always happy to play against local teams to show that we are one of the top programs in Philadelphia,” said head coach Steve Mauro. “The guys came out strong and I’m pleased with the way they played today.  This win should give us momentum going into our match at Navy Saturday.”

The Temple La Salle match began with the Owls making such quick work of singles that playing doubles was unnecessary. Hicham Belkssir began the Owls’ scoring with a 6-0, 6-1 decision at the second flight. Filip Stipcic (6-1, 6-0) and Hernan Vasconez (6-1, 6-1) followed Belkssir with their victories at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively.

Sophomore, Santiago Canete clinched the match with his 6-3, 6-0 decision at No. 5, before Marquart’s dominant performance at No. 3 brought the match to 5-0. Nicolas Paulus won his first set at the first flight 7-5 and led 2-0 in the second set before the match ended.

Temple’s next match is at Navy at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.

TEMPLE (8-10) 6, LA SALLE (6-8) 0


.    Nicolas Paulus (TU) def. De’Sean Fennell (LU) – 7-5, 2-0 ret.

.    Hicham Belkssir (TU) def. Dale Fetterman (LU) – 6-0, 6-1

.    Kristian Marquart (TU) def. Robert Kasinow (LU) – 6-0, 6-0

.    Filip Stipcic (TU) def. Brian Balico (LU) – 6-1, 6-0

.    Santiago Canete (TU) def. Thomas MacLeod (LU) – 6-3, 6-0

.    Hernan Vasconez (TU) def. Mark Robinson (LU) – 6-1, 6-1

Order of Finish: 2, 4, 6, 5, 3, 1






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