SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Dayton tennis lost one of its closest matches in recent memory to the Crusaders of A.L. Johnson, 3-2.
Dayton won court one and two singles but lost on court three and both doubles courts. Each doubles match went to a third set.
Dayton senior Ron Brody continued his stellar play on court one and beat Johnson’s Matthew Vigliotti 6-0, 6-0.
Senior Colin McCormack continued his winning streak on court two by beating Johnson’s Logan Guarino 6-1, 6-3.0
Junior Julien Heurteux lost a 7-5 tiebreaker to Johnson’s George Visconti in the first set and Visconti carried the momentum into the second set to win 6-0.
Playing on the first doubles court for Dayton were sophomore Brandon Wohl and sophomore Matt Mlawski. They lost the first set 6-4 and won the second set against Johnson’s team of Joseph DiProfio and Tyler Kaulfers 7-5. Johnson held on to win the third set 6-3.
Dayton’s second doubles team of junior Ryan Salman and sophomore Russell Cook faced Johnson’s Chris Cundari and Alex Rodrigues. Dayton won the first set 6-3, lost the second set 3-6, and was edged in the third set 5-7.
Dayton is 3-3 for the season and they play Westfield at 4:00 p.m. today on their home court.
Johnson is 3-2 for the season.