Dover, Del. (Oct. 11, 2009) --- The Delaware State men's tennis team won four of the five contested singles matches en route to a 4-3 win over St. Francis at Wesley College this afternoon. The Hornets improved to 2-1 this fall.
Roman Pitatelev had the most impressive singles performance for the Hornets, winning 6-0, 6-0 over Daniel Gonzalez in the No. 4 contest.
Christopher Kano (No. 1), Brian Gelis (No. 2) and Milos Velickovic (No. 3) also posted straight-set wins for the Hornets.
Kano improved to 3-0 this fall with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Danladi Robinson. Gelis was a 7-6, 6-1 winner over Tita Mba and Velickovic bested James Brennan Tsung 6-2, 6-3.
Pitatelev and Kano also teamed up for the Hornets' lone doubles win, posting an 8-3 victory in the No. 2 contest. Gelis and Velickovic were outlasted 9-7 in the No. 1 doubles match.
DELAWARE STATE 4 ST. FRANCIS 3
Kano (D) def. Robinson (SF), 6-0, 6-3
Gelis (D) def. Mba (SF), 7-6, 6-1
Velickovic (D) def. Tsung (SF), 6-2, 6-3
Pitatelev (D) def. Gonzalez (SF), 6-0, 6-0
Tovarz (SF) def. Scott (D), 6-0, 6-1
Marcellin (SF) wins by default
Robinson/Tsung (SF) def. Gelis/Velickovic (D), 9-7
Kano/Velickovic (D) def. Gonzalez/Mba (SF), 8-3
Tovarz/Angobaldo (SF) win by default