By Grace Murphy
On April 24, the Franciscan men’s tennis team defeated the Geneva College Tornados at a home game at the Belleview courts.
Freshmen Benjamin and Samuel Sabol started off the day, playing as the number two doubles team. They defeated their Geneva College counterparts, 8-4.
The Sabols were followed by the number one doubles team composed of sophomore Travis Mistry and junior Aidan Palladino. They struggled in their round and lost 8-3.
Freshman Hecton Callahan and junior James Scanlon rounded out the doubles as the third doubles team. They fell 8-5 in their round, giving Geneva the 2-1 lead heading into the singles matchplay.
The Barons showed their talent in the singles matches. First match was Callahan who won his match with scores of 6-0 and 6-2. He was followed by S. Sabol who triumphed with final scores of 6-3 and 6-2.
B. Sabol fought hard in his match and lost 7-5 and 6-1. Mistry and Palladino both redeemed their doubles loss. Mistry proved dominant, winning his round with scores of 6-0 and 7-5. Palladino in similar fashion won 6-4 and 6-3.
Scanlon gave the Barons their final victory for the day. He solidly defeated his Geneva opponent 7-6 and 6-3.
With a strong singles performance the Barons powered past the Tornadoes by a score of 6-3, and now look to take on Allegheny College on April 27.