Men's Tennis Falls 4-0 To Navy In Patriot League First Round

Dan Phelan

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The No. 2 seed Navy men's tennis team proved to be too much for the No. 7-seeded Holy Cross men's tennis team, as the Crusaders fell 4-0 in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament at the Varsity Tennis Courts. With the final, the Crusaders wrap up the 2009-2010 campaign with a 5-14 overall record (0-3 Patriot League) while the Midshipmen continue the hunt for their first-ever Patriot League crown, notching a 14-13 overall record (4-1 Patriot League).

Due to Patriot League tournament rules, the first team to four points wins the match as the Midshipmen picked up victories in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles for the first point. Navy then followed with three consecutive singles wins, topping senior John Burke (Burlington, Mass.) at No. 1, fellow senior Dan Phelan (Chicopee, Mass.) at No. 2 and sophomore Chris Das (Melrose, Mass.) in the No. 3 singles spot. Three other singles matches did not finish due to the earlier results as sophomore Tim Regan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) put up a battle in the No. 4 spot, earning four games before falling 6-4 in the first set. 

Today's match marks the final time the Holy Cross men's tennis team will compete this season. The squad finished the spring portion of its schedule with a record of 3-11 after collecting two wins and three losses in the fall.


1. Owen Bullard/Nicholas Gutsche (N) def. Dan Phelan/Chris Das (HC), 8-1
2. Ramsey Lemaich/Nick Birger (N) def. Scott Brownel/AJ Shekar (HC), 8-1
3. Jeremy New/Eddie Konrad (N) ahead Tim Regan/John Burke (HC), 6-1 DNF

1. Owen Bullard (N) def. John Burke (HC), 6-2, 6-1
2. Marcus Rebersak (N) def. Dan Phelan (HC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Jeremy New (N) def. Chris Das (HC), 6-1, 6-0
4. Zachary Nicholson (N) ahead Tim Regan (HC), 6-4, 4-1 DNF
5. Nicholas Gutsche (N) ahead Scott Brownel (HC), 6-0, 3-0 DNF
6. Matthew Richmond (N) ahead AJ Shekar(HC), 6-1, 1-0 DNF