Loudonville, NY - Ari Richman defeated Dylan Roberts, 4-6, 6-3 and 10-7 at No. 1 singles for what proved to be the decisive point as Hofstra picked up a 4-3 win over Siena Sunday afternoon.
Hofstra improves to 1-0 with the win, while Siena falls to 2-1 on the season.
Siena began the match by sweeping the three doubles matches. Ryan Schmitz and Eric Sumanaru won 9-8 (7-3) over Richman and Adrien Bailly at No. 1 doubles, Mike Amico and Alex Burbine combined for an 8-4 win at second doubles, and Roberts and Darren Reich won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles over Pedro Gimenez and Joe Erichsen.
In addition to Richman, Erichsen won a 3-6, 6-4 and 10-5 decision over George Parkhurst at No. 5 singles for the Pride, while Bailly posted a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win at third singles over Mike Amico. Matthew Gemmell had the other singles win for the Pride, a 6-2, 6-0, victory over Alex Burbine at fourth singles.
Hofstra returns to action at Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday.
#1 - Ryan Schmitz and Eric Sumanaru (S) def. Ari Richman and Adrien Bailly (H), 9-8 (7-3)
#2 - Mike Amico and Alex Burbine (S) def. Matthew Gemmell and Antonio Pena (H), 8-4
#3 - Dylan Roberts and Darren Reisch (S) def. Pedro Gimenez and Joe Erichsen (H), 8-6
#1 - Ari Richman (H) def. Dylan Roberts (S), 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
#2 - Ryan Schmitz (S) def. Antonio Pena (H), 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
#3 - Adrien Bailly (H) def. Mike Amico (S), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
#4 - Matthew Gemmell (H) def. Alex Burbine (S), 6-2, 6-0
#5 - Joe Erichsen (H) def. George Parkhurst (S) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
#6 - Eric Sumanaru (S) def. Ryhaan Gill (H) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)