Men’s Tennis Falls to Davidson


Men’s Tennis has lost five of their first six games to start the season. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Men’s Tennis fell to the Davidson College Wildcats on Saturday, losing 6-1 collectively as a team at the Cary Leeds Center.

Once again, the Rams managed to take the doubles point with the duos of junior Giorgio Soemarno and graduate student Quinn Fender winning 7-6 (3) and freshmen Dhillon Virdee-Oakley and Sampras Rakotondrainibe coming out on top 6-1. While singles has been a struggle so far for this Fordham Men’s Tennis squad, the team and its three pairings on the doubles courts have played strong all season.

In what could be seen as a glimmer of hope for the rest of the season for the Rams, two out of their six singles matchups against Davidson went to a third set with Fordham narrowly falling in both matches.

Soemarno went down to the wire with Davidson’s Juan Camilo Perez Gongora, with Soemarno eventually coming up short 4-6, 7-5, 10-8. Additionally, Fender dropped a tight match to William Clark 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

As they grow with experience as the season rolls on, the Rams are hoping that some of their close losses can turn into big wins.

In the meantime, Fordham will be off for a couple of weeks before they hit the road to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on the 4-4 Bucknell University Bisons who are riding a four-game win streak. The Rams currently sit at 1-5 on the season.