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Bonnies Open Fall Season At Navy Invitational

Bonnies Open Fall Season At Navy Invitational

Friday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Sept. 29
Annapolis, MD

The St. Bonaventure University men's tennis team opens its 2019 fall season with a trip to the U.S. Naval Academy for the Joe Hunt Invitational. Play begins Friday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 29. Also competing at this weekend's invitational are Navy, Christopher Newport, George Washington, Mary Washington, Temple, Georgetown, Youngstown State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Richmond, George Mason and Coppin State.

The Bonnies welcome back five players from last year's roster including seniors Lukas Linden Malmberg and John Rutkowski, juniors Jonni Heikkila and Joseph Blakeley as well as sophomores Martin Estevarena and Marco Rivolo. A native of Cordoba, Argentina, Rivolo led the Bonnies last season with 17 singles wins and also posted eight doubles wins. Malmberg finished the season with the third most doubles wins on the team with nine.

St. Bonaventure and head coach Michael Bates welcome two new players to this year's roster. Andres Vergara joins the Bonnies from Toronto, Ontario and Filip Morawski hails from Olean, N.Y.

The Bonnies will compete in two more events this fall. Up next for the Bonnies is a trip to the ITA Regionals held at the University of Pennsylvania beginning Oct. 17. The final competition of the fall for the Bonnies is at the West Point Invite at Army West Point Nov. 1-3.

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