West Virginia Closes Out Menís Tennis Season
The men's tennis team completed the 2001-2002 season with a dual match loss to BIG EAST Conference rival West Virginia. The win by West Virginia propelled them into the BIG EAST Conference Championship Tournament, while Georgetown ends it season with a record of 7-9.
In the doubles competition that opened the match, the Hoyas had a good chance to take the early lead as the #3 doubles team of Andre Benjamin (New York, N.Y./Fieldston) and Dennis Cravedi (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) defeated their West Va. opponents. However, the senior tandem of Nick Sklavounos (Waterford, Conn./Waterford) and Ken Jordan (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) fell in a tight pro-set 9-8 to abruptly halt the Hoya hopes of the 1-0 lead going into the singles competition.
In singles play the Hoyas were led by a determined Sklavounos who won the #6 singles match in a third set tiebreaker. West Virginia won the #1 through #5 singles matches without dropping a set.
Georgetown vs West Virginia West Va. Univ., Morgantown, WV Saturday April 13, 2002 Doubles 1. Marchetti/Epkey (WV) d. Lohser/Bildman (GU) 8-5 2. Paschalides/Green (WV) d. Sklavounos/Kenneth Jordan (GU) 9-8 3. Benjamin/Cravedi (GU) d. Randall/Kochanski (WV) 8-4 Score from the doubles competition- Georgetown-0, West Virginia-1 Singles 1. Adam Marchetti (WV) d. Mark Lohser (GU) 6-1, 6-1 2. Tony Epkey (WV) d. Dennis Cravedi (GU) 6-1, 6-3 3. Alex Paschalides (WV) d. Andre Benjamin (GU) 6-3, 7-6 4. Chris Green (WV) d. Troy Crichlow (GU) 6-2, 6-0 5. Eric Kochanski (WV) d. Eric Bildman (GU) 6-4, 6-3 6. Nick Sklavounos (GU) d. J.R. Randall (WV) 6-7, 7-5, 10-8 Score from the singles competition- Georgetown-1, West Virginia-5 Final Score- Georgetown-1, West Virginia-6