West Long Branch, NJ - Sophomore Adrien Bailly and freshman Ari Richman each posted victories in both singles and doubles play as the Pride roared back from a 3-0 deficit to post a 4-3 victory at Monmouth University Friday afternoon. Hofstra improved to 6-8 on the season. Monmouth fell to 4-11.
The Pride slipped to a 1-0 deficit in the doubles competition as the Hawks took two of the three matches. Monmouth's David Sherwood and Francis Jedlinski defeated Hofstra's Antonio Pena and Matthew Gemmell, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles but the Pride's Adrien Bailly and Ari Richman defeated Freddy Marcinkowski and Carl Jedlinski, 8-1 at first doubles setting up the deciding point winner at third doubles. The Hawks' Jason Rothstein and Steve Suboleski topped Ryhaan Gill and Jason Sinkoff, 8-5 at third doubles to take the point.
In the singles play, Monmouth expanded its lead to 3-0 as Jason Rothstein defeated Ryhaan Gill, 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles and Steve Suboleski downed Jason Sinkoff, 6-0, 6-2 at sixth singles.
But the Pride rallied, starting with Adrien Bailly defeating David Sherwood, 6-4, 6-1 at fourth singles, Matthew Gemmell topping Carl Jedlinski, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) at third singles and Ari Richman downing Francis Jedlinski, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 at second singles to tie the match. Hofstra sophomore Antonio Pena defeated Freddy Marcinkowski, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 at first singles to give the Pride their third win in the last four outings.
The Pride will return to action tomorrow (Saturday), April 14 when they host the Bulldogs of Bryant University at the Hofstra Tennis Center. Match time is 1 p.m.
Hofstra 4, Monmouth 3
1- Antonio Pena (H) def. Freddy Marcinkowski (M), 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
2- Ari Richman (H) def. Francis Jedlinski (M), 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
3- Matthew Gemmell (H) def. Carl Jedlinski (M) , 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
4- Adrien Bailly (H) def. David Sherwood (M), 6-4, 6-1
5- Jason Rothstein (M) def. Ryhaan Gill (H), 6-0, 6-0
6- Steve Suboleski (M) def. Jason Sinkoff (H), 6-0, 6-2
(Order of finish: 5,6,4,3,2,1)
1- Adrien Bailly/Ari Richman (H) def. Freddy Marcinkowski/Carl Jedlinski (M), 8-1
2- Francis Jedlinski/David Sherwood (M) def. Antonio Pena/Matthew Gemmell (H), 8-1
3- Jason Rothstein/Steve Suboleski (M) def. Ryhaan Gill/Jason Sinkoff (H), 8-5
(Order of finish: 2,1,3)