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Fontova victorious at Stony Brook Tennis Invitational Tournament

Albert Fontova won the Flight D Singles this weekend. Jesus Pichardo/The Statesman

Albert Fontova led the men’s tennis team this weekend at the Stony Brook Invitational, winning the Flight D singles title in a walkover.

The sophomore advanced after beating Joey Hatala from Army in the semifinals, 6-3 and 6-2. Harrison McCormack, also from Army, failed to start the final match, giving Fontova the victory.

Fontova also advanced to the semis in the Flight B doubles with senior teammate Robert Forai, but lost to McCormick and teammate Asika Isoh.

Freshman Rick Timmermann went to the semis in Flight A singles after winning the opening round 8-2 and then winning the opening set of the quarterfinals before forcing his opponent to retire. He fell to Andrey Boldarev of Concordia in the semifinal match.

Sophomore Mons Knudtzon won the consolation draw of the Flight A singles.

The men’s team returns to action at the National Tennis Center Invitational the weekend of Sept. 21st. The women’s team starts itsseason next weekend when they host the Stony Brook Classic.

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