Men's Tennis Shuts Out Bard in Home Opener

Alex Bessarabov
Alex Bessarabov

Men's Tennis Shuts Out Bard in Home Opener

Farmingdale State - 9, Bard College - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's tennis team shutout visiting Bard College, 9-0, to pick up their first victory in the home opener this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams are now 1-0 in the Skyline, while the Raptors fall to 0-1 in conference play.

Freshman Christian Bormann (Huntington, N.Y.) picked up two wins in his first collegiate match, combining with senior Joe Passarella (Flushing, N.Y.) for an 8-1 victory at 1st doubles and then winning 6-0, 6-0 at 1st singles. Passarella picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at 2nd singles.

Freshman Joseph Falcetta (Deer Park, N.Y.) also won his first two matches of collegiate competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win at 6th singles and an 8-0 win at 3rd doubles with freshman Bradley Smith (Mineola, N.Y.)

The 2010 Skyline Rookie of the Year, sophomore Alex Bessarabov (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), defeated the Raptors' Joel Richmond 6-0, 6-1 at 3rd singles and teamed up with senior Chris Genzmann (Massapequa, N.Y.) for an 8-1 win at 2nd doubles. Genzmann won 6-0, 6-0 at 5th singles.

Farmingdale State will travel to face Suffolk Community College in a scrimmage on Monday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m.


Singles competition
1. Bormann, Christian (FSCM) def. Erik Wallulis (BAR-MTEN) 6-0, 6-0
2. Passarella, Joe (FSCM) def. Joel Richmond (BAR-MTEN) 6-0, 6-1
3. Bessarabov, Alex (FSCM) def. Greg Gainey (BAR-MTEN) 6-2, 6-1
4. Eichler, Jack (FSCM) def. Mohammed M. Rhamati (BAR-MTEN) 6-0, 6-1
5. Genzmann, Chris (FSCM) def. Sankulpa Khadka (BAR-MTEN) 6-0, 6-0
6. Falcetta, Joseph (FSCM) def. Sam Denitz (BAR-MTEN) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Passarella, Joe/Bormann, Christian (FSCM) def. Erik Wallulis/Joel Richmond (BAR-MTEN) 8-1
2. Genzmann, Chris/Bessarabov, Alex (FSCM) def. Greg Gainey/Mohammed M. Rhamati (BAR-MTEN) 8-1
3. Falcetta, Joseph/Smith, Bradley (FSCM) def. Sankulpa Khadka/Sam Denitz (BAR-MTEN) 8-0
Match Notes
Bard College 0-1
Farmingdale State 1-0
T-2:30 A-30