Lehigh Picks Up Three Consolation Titles at SJU

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Mountain Hawks wrapped up their second invitational of the fall season in Philadelphia on Sunday. The Lehigh men’s tennis team finished the three-day Saint Joseph’s Invitational with three consolation bracket titles.

Leading the way for the Mountain Hawks this weekend were senior Matt Kleiman and sophomore Marc Blekhman. The duo competed in the first doubles flight where they picked up wins against opponents from Villanova and Marist before facing Delaware in the consolation championship. Lehigh defeated Bernando Teixeira and William Wibmer 7-6(4) to secure the first consolation bracket title of the weekend.

During singles play, junior Jordan Paul won Lehigh’s second consolation title. Paul competed in the second flight where he competed against opponents from Morgan State and Marist on his way to the consolation finals. In the consolation finals, he faced Tobey Lock, defeating him 8-2 to secure a second title for the Mountain Hawks.

Sophomore Luke Donovan was the third member of the Lehigh men’s tennis team to earn a consolation bracket title this weekend. Donovan defeated Villanova’s Anthony Prokurat 8-3 in the quarterfinals and went on to defeat Martial Kawunde from Morgan State 8-1 in the semifinals. Donovan earned the consolation bracket title for the fourth flight after a walkover from Morgan State’s Makkijha Brown.

After defeating opponents from Morgan State and Saind Joseph’s, Kleiman advanced the championship round in the first flight. He faced NJIT’s Pablo Perez Ramos where he fell 7-6 (4), 6-0 to claim a second-place finish for Lehigh.

Lehigh will return to Bethlehem for the Lehigh Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

Complete Results:

Doubles:
Marc Blekhman/Matt Kleiman: Won Consolation Bracket
L, Petrov/Townes (NJIT) 6-4
W, Robinson/Winton (Villanova) 6-2
W, Mills/Suhanitski (Marist) 6-3
W, Teixeira/Wibmer (Delaware) 7-6(4)

Jeremy Learner/Jackson Morash:
L, Friedman/Gomez (Marist) 7-6(2)
L, Teixeira/Wibmer (Delaware) 6-1

Steven Nazaroff/Jordan Paul:
W, Bejarano/Tudor (NJIT) W/O
L, Thompson/Vasquez (Marist) 6-4

Aristotelis Bezianis/Luke Donovan
W, Campbell/Ruby 6-0
L, Gore/Lock (Delaware) 7-5

Wyeth Anzilotti/Michael Bukhalo
W, Emil Ildor/Levasseur (Jefferson) 6-4
L, Gatti/Nguyen (Villanova) 6-2

singles:
Marc Blekhman – Flight 1:
L, Inigo Diaz (Saint Joseph’s) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
L, Nejc Skorjanc (NJIT) 8-3

Matt Kleiman – Flight 1:
W, Niles Rachel (Morgan State) W/O
W, Nassim Fenjiro (Saint Joseph’s) 6-1, 6-3
W, Alejando Vedri (Saint Joseph’s) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
L, Pablo Perez Ramos (NJIT) 7-6(4) 6-0 – championship

Jordan Paul – Flight 2: Won Consolation Bracket
L, Tighe Brunetti (Villanova) 6-1, 6-3
W Charles Wood (Morgan State) 8-0
W, Christian Mills (Marist) 8-2
W, Tobey Lock (Delaware) 8-2

Jeremy Learner – Flight 2:
W, Hubert Theriault (Jefferson) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
W, Bertin Karenzi (Morgan) 6-2, 6-0
L, Tighe Brunetti (Villanova) 6-1, 6-1

Jackson Morash-Flight 2:
W, Tobey Lock (Delaware) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
W, Sebastian Lopez (Morgan State) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
L, German Lopez Andujar (Jefferson) 6-1, 6-4

Wyeth Anzilotti – Flight 3:
W, Alex Kim (Villanova) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
W, Jules Thibault (Jefferson) 6-2, 6-4
L, Oscar Callo von Platen (NJIT) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4

Aristotelis Bezianis – Flight 3:
W, Ryan Nguyen (Princeton) 7-5, 6-3
W, Samuel Townes (NJIT) 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
L, Alex Thompson (Marist) 6-2, 6-4

Michael Bukhalo- Flight 3:
L, Ashwin Kanetkar (NJIT) 7-5, 6-1
W, Elliot Jarosz (Jefferson) 8-7(2)
L, Hannibal Borg (Jefferson) 8-2

David Missry – Flight 4:
L, Luke Choi (Villanova) 6-2, 6-3
L, Makkijha Brown (Morgan State) 8-5

Luke Donovan – Flight 4: Won Consolation Bracket
L, Carlos Vasquez (Marist) 6-4, 6-4
W, Anthony Procurate (Villanova) 8-3
W, Martial Kawound (Morgan State) 8-1
W, Makkijha Brown (Morgan State) W/O

Steven Nazaroff – Flight 4:
W, Moritz Daxboeck (Marist) 7-5, 7-5
W, Will Gatti (Villanova) 2-6, 6-1, 10-3
L, Enrique Soto Ballester (Jefferson) 6-1, 7-5

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