Queens, NY– The ASA Brooklyn Avengers men's tennis team hosted a tri-match between USC – Sumter and Harford CC at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday April 23rd2019.
The Avengers played the first match against USC-Sumter but the game had to be delayed a hour because of the rain the previous night. The players had to clean the courts prior to the start of the match. Once the game started, it didn't go well for the Avengers. "We didn't play as a team," said the Avengers men's tennis head coach Sean Floyd. "It was a disappointing loss, neither our top doubles nor the top singles were good. We had a chance to win all the matches but we didn't play up to our usual standards."
The Avengers second match was against rivals Harford CC. After two games played as the away team, the Avengers were looking forward to being the home team this time. However, the matches were met with controversy. The Avengers lost the 1stdoubles and won the 3rddoubles. However, the Avengers believed that we won the 2nddoubles 7-6 (5). While the Avengers head coach went to check on the remaining court time, Harford's coach told our players that one of the point was a disputed call and to start back from where the disputed point occurred or they won't go to Nationals. After the Avengers coach came back, we believed we still won the 2nddoubles and didn't resume playing because of no available court time.
ASA Avengers vs USC – Sumter:
1stDoubles: Leo Zancheta/Lucas Rodrigues def. Jared Howard/Vladyslav Kulakov 7-5
2ndDoubles: Israel Rojas/Albert Rocard def. Yassir Aknin/James Howard 6-2
3rdDoubles: Paulo Chiapponi/Alisher Nosirov def. Jarjay Paladines/Sam Cruz 6-1
1stSingles: Israel Rojas def. Jared Howard 6-4, 6-4
2ndSingles: Leo Zancheta def. Yassir Aknin 7-6, 6-3
3rdSingles: Lucas Rodrigues def. Vladyslav Kulakov 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
4thSingles: James Howard def. Jarjay Paladines 6-2, 6-4
5thSingles: Paulo Chiapponi def. Albert Rocard 6-2, 6-1
6thSingles: Alisher Nosirov def. Jaime Sion 6-1, 6-2
ASA Avengers vs Harford CC:
1stDoubles: Thomas Norwood/Artur Etzberger def. Jared Howard/Vladyslav Kulakov 6-2
2ndDoubles: Yassir Aknin/Paulo Chiapponi def. Adam Larson/John Brett 7-6 (5)
3rdDoubles: James Howard/Alisher Nosirov def. Jackson Cesark/Bruno Brocanelli 6-4