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Rivolo Leads Men's Tennis In First Event of 2019-20 Season

Rivolo Leads Men's Tennis In First Event of 2019-20 Season

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Sophomore Marco Rivolo's two singles wins and two doubles triumphs with partner John Rutkowski paced the St. Bonaventure University men's tennis team at the Navy Invitational as the squad opened the fall portion of its 2019-20 campaign.

Rivolo and Rutkowski teamed up to take down Navy's pair of Christian Pempelly and Reilly Wilson, 6-1. In their next match against the duo of James Baron and Andy Mason from Christopher Newport, the Bona duo was victorious by a 6-4 final.

A native of Cordoba, Argentina, Rivolo carried the momentum into singles play by defeating Michael Fleming of Mary Washington in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. The sophomore then bested Georgetown's Carlos Grande, 6-2, 6-3.

Also winning in singles action for the Bonnies was Rutkowski and Martin Estevarena. Rutkowski was victorious over Sam Scala-Mcneill from Coppin State, 6-3, 6-3, while Estevarena took down Jacob Quijano without losing a game, 6-0, 6-0.

Also taking home a win in doubles was Andres Vergara and Jonni Heikkila who earned a win against Matthew Dubuque and Mason Kolls of Christopher Newport, 6-1.

The Bonnies are back in action Oct. 17 at the ITA Regionals held at the University of Pennsylvania.

BONNIES RESULTS
Singles
Juan Araoz (TU) def. Marco Rivolo (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
Marco Rivolo (SBU) def. Michael Fleming (MWU) 6-2, 6-3
Marco Rivolo (SBU) def. Carlos Grande (GT) 6-2, 6-3
Jack Dabek (Navy) def. Marco Rivolo (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
Jonni Heikkila (SBU) def. Enzo Giusfredi de Brida (X) default
Matthew Dubuque (CNU) def. Jonni Heikkila (SBU) 6-4, 6-2
William Everett (YSU) def. Jonni Keikkila (SBU) 6-3, 6-2
Kieran Foster (GT) def. Martin Estevarena (SBU) 6-1, 6-2
Harrison Hunter (CNU) def. Martin Estevarena (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
Ryan Navarro (GW) def. Martin Estevarena (SBU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
Martin Estevarena (SBU) def. Jacob Quijano (MWU) 6-0, 6-0
Ethan Jacobs (GW) def. Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
Rithik Sardana (GMU) def. Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-1, 6-3
Vishnu Joshi (JHU) def. Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-2, 6-0
Francisco Bohorquez (TU) def. John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-3, 6-3
Erik Gran (YSU) def. John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
Josh Keitelman (UR) def. John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-3, 6-1
John Rutkowski (SBU) def. Sam Scala-Mcneill (CSU) 6-3, 6-3
Eduardo Cabral (FDU) def. Joseph Blakeley (SBU) 1-6, 5-7
Michael Haelen (TU) def. Joseph Blakeley (SBU) 0-4, retired
Rami Alkhafaji (GMU) def. Joseph Blakeley (SBU) withdrew
Mason Kolls (CNU) def. Andres Vergara (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
Sam Vagner (Navy) def. Andres Vergara (SBU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Andres Vergara (SBU) def. Priyan Desilva (MWU) withdrew
Andrei Oprisor (FDU) def. Andres Vergara (SBU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
Michael Barsky/Hanyu Liu (GW) def. Jonni Heikkila/Andres Vergara (SBU) 6-2
Sergui Medesan/Sam Scala-Mcneill (CSU) def. Jonni Heikkila/Andrea Vergara (SBU) 6-3
Jonni Heikkila/Andres Vergara (SBU) def. Matthew Dubuque/Mason Kolls (CNU) 6-1
Andres Ballesteros/Gavin Segraves (Navy) def. Jonni Heikkila/Andres Vergara (SBU) 6-3
Harrison Hunter/Ryan Macy (CNU) def. Martin Estevarena/Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-3
Faisal Alrebdi/Jakob Neilsen (GMU) def. Martin Estevarena/Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 7-6 (4)
Benjamin Barnett/Zicheng Zeng (GW) def. Martin Estevarena/Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-3
Jakub Behun/Lawrence Sciglitano (GW) def. Martin Estevarena/ Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 6-3
Mark Militzer/Luke Ross (GT) def. Marco Rivolo/John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-2
Marco Rivolo/John Rutkowski (SBU) def. Christian Pumpelly/Reilly Wilson (Navy) 6-1
Marco Rivolo/John Rutkowski (SBU def. James Baron/Andy Mason (CNU) 6-4
Shrey Gupta/Nihit Rawal (MSU) def. Marco Rivolo/John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-4

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