Newark, NJ - The Pride captured two singles victories and one doubles flight but it wasn't enough as Hofstra fell to the Highlanders of New Jersey Institute of Technology, 5-2 at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility Saturday.
NJIT (12-7) took a 1-0 lead in the match after doubles play by winning first and second doubles. Victor Martinez and Petr Rousar were 8-4 winners over Ari Richman and Adrien Bailly at first doubles followed by Holger Norregaard and Ike Kiro posting an 8-3 win over Antonio Pena and Matthew Gemmell at second doubles. Hofstra senior Jason Sinkoff and sophomore Ryhaan Gill captured third doubles over Joao Tasca and Bryan Keelan, 8-6.
The Pride captured victories at second singles and fourth singles as Ari Richman downed Victor Martinez, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 at second while Adrien Bailly topped Ike Kiro, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 at fourth singles. But the Highlanders of NJIT captured the other four singles matches to post the 5-2 victory.
The Pride will return to action on Friday, April 13 when they travel to Long Branch, NJ to face Monmouth University at 3 p.m.