The St. John’s University men’s tennis team concluded yet another impressive weekend of play this time across the East River at the Columbia Fall Classic, where senior Mike Lampa and sophomores Hugo Morth and Mark Mozer each advanced to the semifinals of their respective singles brackets.
Lampa, who last week competed in the finals of both his singles and doubles brackets at the USTA Men’s College Invitational, took a pair of two-set victories against Freddy Marcinkowski, of Monmouth, N.J., 6-4, 6-1 and Kuba Kowalski, of Fordham, 6-2, 6-0 before falling to Cornell’s Dragos Dima 6-3, 6-2.
In flight “B” singles action, sophomore Hugo Morth advanced to the semifinals after defeating Will Reznek, of Marist, 7-5, 7-5 and Daniel Morgan, of Columbia, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0(8). The Poitiers, France natives, who was the No. 4 seed in the bracket, went on to lose a hard-fought semi against Cornell’s Quoc-Daniel Nguyen 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(8).
Sophomore Mark Mozer, the No. 1 seed in flight “C,” was victorious against NJIT’s Jack Felich 6-2, 6-2 and Fordham’s Max Peara 6-0, 6-2 until another member of the Big Red edged St. John’s and Mozer in the semifinals 6-4, 6-4.
The duo of Lampa and Morth opened doubles “A” flight action with wins over Ofir Solomon and Dennis Zlobinsky, of Fairfield, 9-7 and Emilio Mora and Max Peara, of Fordham, 8-6.
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