Friday, July 31, 2015

Men's Tennis Opens with Strong Showings at Saint Joseph's Invitational

PHILADELPHIA - Darius Frick and Brian Nguyen made the semifinals of the Saint Joseph's Invitational over the weekend as the Drexel men's tennis team opened its fall season with a strong showing at the rain-shortened event.

Men's Tennis Opens with Strong Showings at Saint Joseph's Invitational

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PHILADELPHIA - Darius Frick and Brian Nguyen made the semifinals of the Saint Joseph's Invitational over the weekend as the Drexel men's tennis team opened its fall season with a strong showing at the rain-shortened event.

Frick, a freshman from Cincinnati playing his first collegiate matches, opened his career by grinding out a 7-5-, 7-6 (3) victory over Hofstra's Adrien Bailly. He then took on Kristian Broaddus from the host Hawks and worked his way to a 6-4, 6-4 triumph.

In the quarterfinals, Frick took on Roman Cacha from Army and snared a 6-4, 6-3 triumph. Frick was eventually defeated in the semifinals by Taylor Hairston of Temple, 7-5, 6-1.

Brian Nguyen, a senior from Galloway, N.J., also started the tournament by facing an opponent from Hofstra. He dropped the first set against Ari Richman 7-6 (6) before rebounding with a 6-2 decision and a hard-fought 10-7 tiebreak victory.

In the second round, Nguyen defeated La Salle's Trevor Donovan, 6-2, 6-4. Then facing Delaware's Ryan Kent, Nguyen took a 6-4 triumph in the first set before blanking Kent for a 6-0 decision in the second. Nguyen was knocked out by Mansur Gishkaev of Temple in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-2.

The men will be back in action on October 13 at ITA Championships at Cornell.

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