|MTEN: Pena and Bailly Win But Pride Fall At Drexel|
Hempstead, NY - Hofstra sophomores Antonio Pena and Adrien Bailly each posted singles wins but the Dragons swept the doubles competition and copped the other four singles matches to post a 5-2 CAA victory over the Pride Saturday afternoon.The Pride slipped to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in conference action. Drexel improved to 7-5 on the year and 1-0 in the CAA.
The Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the match by sweeping the doubles matches as Bryan Nguyen and Skyler Davis defeated Adrien Bailly and freshman Ari Richman, 8-4 at first doubles; Daniel Hansen and Jeganathan Srinivasan defeated sophomores Matthew Gemmell and Antonio Pena, 8-7 (7-0) at second doubles; and Dan Koehler and Badr Ouabdelmoumen topped junior Pedro Gimenez and senior Jason Sinkoff, 8-6 at third doubles.
Drexel's Paul Stauskas gave Drexel a 2-0 lead at sixth singles with a 7-5, 6-1 win over freshman Ryhaan Gill. But Bailly brought the Pride back to within one with a victory over Skyler Davis, 6-2, 6-3 at fourth singles. Badr Ouabdelmoumen topped Ari Richman, 6-4, 7-5 at first singles to boost the Drexel lead to 3-1 before Antonio Pena gave Hofstra its last win of the day with a 7-5, 6-1 decision over Jeganathan Srinivasan at second singles to close to 3-2. But the Dragons won at third singles and fifth singles to close out the match and the victory.
The Pride return to action on Sunday, March 18 when they travel to the University of Delaware for another CAA match-up at 11 a.m.
Drexel 5, Hofstra 2
1- Badr Ouabdelmoumen (D) def. Ari Richman (H), 6-4, 7-5
2- Antonio Pena (H) def. Jeganathan Srinivasan (D), 7-5, 6-1
3- Bryan Nguyen (D) def. Matthew Gemmell (H), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
4- Adrien Bailly (H) def. Skyler Davis (D), 6-2, 6-3
5- Dan Koehler (D) def. Jason Sinkoff (H), 6-3, 4-6, 10-2
6- Paul Stauskas (D) def. Ryhaan Gill (H), 7-5, 6-1
(Order of finish:6,4,1,2,3,5)
1- Bryan Nguyen/Skyler Davis (D) def. Adrien Bailly/Ari Richman (H), 8-4
2- Daniel Hansen/Jeganathan Srinivasan (D) def. Matthew Gemmell/Antonio Pena (H), 8-7 (7-0)
3- Dan Koehler/Badr Ouabdelmoumen (D) def. Pedro Gimenez/Jason Sinkoff (H), 8-6
(Order of finish: 1,3,2)