JERSEY CITY – The Sacred Heart men's tennis team bounced back from losing the doubles point, sweeping four singles matches and winning five en route to its second straight victory, a 5-2 decision at Saint Peter's on Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers are now one game under .500 at 6-7.
Pairing for the first time this season for SHU's lone doubles win, 6-2 at second doubles, Mathieu Pilote-Schraenen and Derek Chapman were also two of the four Pioneers to sweep their singles match. The 7-6, 6-0 victory at fifth singles was Pilote's second straight, moving him to .500 on the season at 9-9 and into a tie with Chapman for the team lead in wins. Chapman cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 triumph at third singles.
Joining those two with nine victories was Cory Seltman, who was a 6-4, 6-1 winner at sixth singles. Karan Narula was the fourth Pioneer to sweep, taking his fourth singles match 6-4, 6-2. Matt Dean earned Sacred Heart's final point in a three setter at second singles, beating his opponent 7-6, 0-6, 7-5 for his second consecutive win.
Sitting at 1-0 in Northeast Conference play, SHU's next match will be at league foe Fairleigh Dickinson next Wednesday at 3 pm.