Rams Shutout Merchant Marine in Non-Conference Match

Alex Bessarabov
Alex Bessarabov

Rams Shutout Merchant Marine in Non-Conference Match

Farmingdale State - 9, Merchant Marine - 0

Kings Point, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 non-conference victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy today in Kings Point, N.Y. The Rams (9-1) posted their sixth straight victory, while the Mariners fall to 1-9 overall.

In doubles action, the #1 tandem in freshman Christian Bormann (Huntington, N.Y.) and senior Joe Passarella (Flushing, N.Y.) won 8-4, before they both posted wins in singles play. Sophomore Alex Bessarabov (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and senior Chris Genzmann (Massapequa, N.Y.) both posted shutouts (6-0, 6-0) at 3rd and 6th singles, respectively.

Farmingdale State will now host Hunter College on Thursday, April 21st at 4:00 p.m., before hosting Ramapo College on Saturday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m., both non-conference matches. They will close out the regular season with a match against John Jay on Tuesday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m.

The Rams have clinched the top seed in the upcoming Skyline Playoffs, for the first time in school history, stay tuned for their first opponent in the Conference tournament.



1.      Christian Bormann (FSC) def. Biondi Phua (USMMA), 6-1, 6-0

2.      Joe Passarella (FSC) def. Cesar Padilla (USMMA), 6-1, 6-3

3.      Alex Bessarabov (FSC) def. Steve Ficken (USMMA), 6-0, 6-0

4.      Theo Gioles (FSC) def. Richard Hine (USMMA), 6-1, 6-3

5.      Joseph Falcetta (FSC) def. Emanuel Tischler (USMMA), 6-0, 6-2

6.      Chris Genzmann (FSC) def. Cristina Fernandez-O'Toole (USMMA), 6-0, 6-0



1.      Christian Bormann/Joe Passarella (FSC) def. Biondi Phua/Cesar Padilla (USMMA), 8-4

2.      Alex Bessarabov/Theo Gioles (FSC) def. Richard Hine/Steve Ficken (USMMA), 8-1

3.      Joseph Falcetta/Chris Genzmann (FSC) def. Benjamin Sturtevant/Derek Acuna (USMMA), 8-2