ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's and women's tennis teams will resume their spring schedules this weekend with the men's team hosting Binghamton on Saturday at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center before traveling to Cleveland State on Sunday, while the women's team will head to Army for two matches, the first against host Army West Point on Friday and Fordham on Saturday.
The St. Bona men's team suffered a defeat last weekend on Feb. 18, falling to Youngstown State, 5-2. Hector Martinez and Indra Patwardhan both picked up wins in singles action. Patwardhan leads the team with five singles wins so far this spring. In No. 6 singles, Lukas Linden Malmberg took his match into three sets battling but ultimately falling to his opponent.
The St. Bonaventure women's team split its matches last weekend, falling to Bucknell, 5-2, on Saturday, but then rallying to defeat Binghamton, 5-2, the next day. Lauren Doversola picked up two wins on the weekend in No. 6 singles. Clara Herberts, Dominique Mortier and Kahlei Reisinger each picked up a win in singles as well. In doubles, the pair of Herberts and Reisinger picked up two wins on the weekend in No. 2 doubles. The pairs of Mara Martinez-Santori and Gabriella Bowe and Nicole Kozinski and Francesca Chin each picked up a win in doubles action.
The Binghamton men's team comes into St. Bonaventure with a 2-5 record so far this spring. The Bearcats have won two matches in a row, defeating VCU and Drexel. Kushaan Nath (16-8) in No. 3 singles and Thomas Caputo (13-9) in No. 4 singles lead the Bearcats.
Cleveland State comes into the weekend with a 4-4 record so far this spring, and will also welcome Buffalo and Ball State to the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion along with the Bonnies. Nico Mostardi leads Cleveland State with four No. 1 singles wins so far this spring.
Both women's teams in Army West Point and Fordham come in on a roll as they welcome the Bonnies. Army is 7-4 and has won four out of its last five, beating Wagner, Providence, Rutgers and Sacred Heart. Fordham enters the day 4-1 and has won three in a row, defeating Hofstra, NJIT and Seton Hall. The Black Knights are led by McKenzie Allen (9-7) in No. 1 singles and Kirby Einck (12-7) in No. 2 singles. The Rams are led by Carolina Ma (4-1) in No. 1 singles and the pair of Ma and Estelle Wong (2-2) in No. 1 doubles.
For the women's team, action at Army is set to being at 7:00 p.m. on Friday while they will take on Fordham at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. For the men, action at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center against Binghamton will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday while they will take on Cleveland State at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.