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Fisher edges AU men’s tennis team

PITTSFORD, NY - The Alfred University men’s tennis team dropped a close 5-4 decision to host St. John Fisher in an Empire 8 Conference matchup Thursday afternoon.

Alfred (8-6, 1-3 Empire 8) and Fisher split the six singles matches, but Fisher won two of three doubles matches to claim the narrow victory.

In singles play, AU got victories from senior Nathan Garletts (Havertown, PA/Haverford), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in second singles; sophomore Peter Benoit (Gasport, NY/Barker), 6-2, 7-6 in fifth singles; and freshman Michael Graham (Elmira, NY/Southside), 6-4, 7-6 in sixth singles.

The Saxons’ lone win in doubles play was an 8-2 victory by senior Nick Schneider (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) and junior Stefan Nonnenmann (New Providence, NJ/New Providence) in first doubles.

AU plays a pair of home Empire 8 matches this weekend: Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. against Hartwick, and Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. against Utica.