posted 2011-02-23 13:00:01

Hunter Sports Roundup

Hunter Sports Roundup

Basketball teams open CUNYAC playoffs, Men’s tennis gets underway

Arthur Kapetanakis

Sports Editor

The men’s basketball team pulled a playoff upset against thrird-seeded Baruch on Sunday, Feb. 20 to advance to the Feb. 23 semi-finals where they will meet Medgar Evers. After losing to Baruch twice in the regular season, the Hawks notched the 68-63 win despite trailing 28-20 at halftime. The team was lead in minutes and scoring by Mark Courtien, who had 15 points in 34 minutes, and five other players had seven points or more. The CUNYAC final is set for Saturday, Feb. 26.

The women’s basketball team, plagued by injuries, dropped their first round playoff match against third-seeded Lehman on Saturday, Feb. 19. Kristen Markoe led the team with 18 points, but it would not be enough as the Hawks season came to an end with the 100-50 defeat.

The men’s tennis team opened their season at a two-day tournament at Drew University against Drew, Queens College, and Wilkes University. The team saw mixed results and received singles victories from Yevgeny Perpelov, Luis Quintero, Arthur Kapetanakis, and Mark Goldfinger. The team of Perpelov and Quintero also notched a victory in doubles.

The men’s wrestling team picked up its second win on the year as they defeated the University of Scranton by a score of 27-15 on Feb. 12 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They now stand at 2-16. Next up is the Metropolitan Championships on Feb 27, followed by the season-ending NCAA Championships on March 11 and 12.

The men’s fencing team continues to struggle despite good individual performances from senior Jose Samora, juniors Nial Welch and Justin Lokossou, and freshman Krzystof Turula. After an 0-6 weekend at the Eric Sorlee Inviational in Cambride, Mass., their record falls to 0-13.

The women’s fencing team fared no better at the Eric Sorlee Invitational. They also went 0-6 but received encouraging individual victories from senior Stella Shifrin and freshman Jillian Melnick. Their record stands at 1-10.

The women’s softball team started preseason training under the guidance of new head coach Ralph Moroni. They open the season at Randall’s Island on March 16 against Purchase College.