May 7, 2010

Courtesy of Queens (N.Y.)

Flushing, NY - Queens College punched their return ticket to the Sweet Sixteen with a 5-2 victory over Bentley College in the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis East Region #2 Final on Friday afternoon. James Preston put the finishing touches on the win by defeating Lucas Wever at second singles, 6-4, 6-0.

Only a rally by Bentley's first doubles team of Alec Spycher and Zach Tuckman prevented the Knights from sweeping the doubles matches. Alec Spycher and Zach Tuckman dug an early 7-4 hole against QC's David Burstein and Jesse Smith but recovered to win 9-7. The other two contests were also tight with both as both went tiebreakers with Queens College prevailing in each. The tandem of Patryk Polus and Fabio Minami beat Bentley's Lorenzo Cava and Victor Suski 9-8 (3) while the duo of Preston and Danilo Hiraoka bested Lucas Wever and Rodrigo Ribeiro 9-8 (4) to give QC a 2-1 lead at the conclusion of doubles competition.

Cava got BU even with a win 6-1, 6-0 win at first singles but the Knights responded by taking third singles (Burstein over Spycher), and fourth singles (Minami over Suski) before Preston closed out the match to give Queens College the East Region #2 title for the second consecutive year.