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Men’s Tennis Edged by Jefferson, 4-3; Markusic Wins Twice

Men’s Tennis Edged by Jefferson, 4-3; Markusic Wins Twice

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences men's tennis team came a third set away from its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) win of the season in a 4-3 loss to Jefferson at the Hamlin Center on Tuesday evening.  

After dropping the doubles points, the Devils came back to win three of the singles matches, including two in three sets, before Jefferson clinched the victory via a third set triumph.  

Borna Markusic won twice on the evening, including 8-6 in a third set tiebreaker at No. 1 singles after dropping the first set 5-7. He is now .500 at a team-best 6-6 this year.

His 6-3 doubles victory came at the second flight with partner Sahas Chandragiri. The two have now won a team-best five doubles matches each this season.

In singles play, Chandragiri dropped the final two sets of his No. 4 singles match by a score of 2-6, after he had won the first set 6-3. 

Jack Kosiorowski and Nathan Nguyen were USciences' other winners on the day. 

Kosiorowski came back from a 1-5 first set deficit is now also .500 in singles play at 5-5 after winning in straight sets at the second flight, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2, while Nguyen won his second match in a row, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1, at the fourth flight.  

Borna Novak and Evan Halperin were on the wrong side of a 6-4 decision at No. 3 doubles in a match that decided the doubles point. 

University of the Sciences continues CACC play this Saturday with a 1 p.m. match at Post. 

Results

Singles

1. Borna Markusic (USCI_M) def. Liviu Trifoi (JEFFMTEN) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

2. Jack Kosiorowski (USCI_M) def. Joao Pedro Molina Ma (JEFFMTEN) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

3. Marco Janjusic (JEFFMTEN) def. Borna Novak (USCI_M) 6-1, 6-0

4. Nathan Nguyen (USCI_M) def. Joseph Sison (JEFFMTEN) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1

5. Odissey Kavak (JEFFMTEN) def. Sahas Chandragiri (USCI_M) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

6. Cesar Solis (JEFFMTEN) def. Evan Halperin (USCI_M) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles

1. Liviu Trifoi/Odissey Kavak (JEFFMTEN) def. Nathan Nguyen/Jack Kosiorowski (USCI_M) 6-2

2. Borna Markusic/Sahas Chandragiri (USCI_M) def. Marco Janjusic/Joao Pedro Molina Ma (JEFFMTEN) 6-3

3. Cesar Solis/Joseph Sison (JEFFMTEN) def. Borna Novak/Evan Halperin (USCI_M) 6-4