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Tennis loses A-10 Opener at Fordam

Following a tough weekend of losses against Bucknell and Colgate, the men’s tennis team traveled to Bronx, N.Y. to take on Fordham University in their A-10 opening matchup.

Despite a victory for junior Francesco Mowrey in the top singles spot, the Blue and Gold ultimately fell in their conference opener to the Fordham Rams 6-1.

Mowrey earned his third singles match win of the spring season on Saturday after defeating Fordham’s Lutwin de Macar.

Mowrey was triumphant in straight sets, 7-5 and 6-4, to give La Salle their only point of the evening.

The freshmen pair of Connor Merrill and Rogelio Gonzalez earned a win at No. 2 doubles for the Explorers, however La Salle eventually lost the doubles point to go down 1-0.

Additional efforts came from Gonzalez who won a set in the No. 3 singles spot against Fordham’s Fabian Hansch Mauritzson. Gonzalez, however, ultimately dropped the match in three.

Likewise, sophomore Patrick Pascual won a set in the No. 6 singles spot against Fordham’s Alex Makatsaria, but also dropped the match by three.

The Explorers currently sit with a 0-5 overall record and a 0-1 conference record for their spring season.

The Blue and Gold will look to break their five match losing streak on Thurs., Feb. 15 against Drexel beginning at noon.

Dana Pecora
pecorad1@student.lasalle.edu