Attride-Sterling, Leader and Adelphi Compete in Championships
Attride-Stirling in Action
Luke Attride-Stirling, David Leader and their Adelphi University Men's Tennis teammates started off its fall season at the 2019 ITA Division II East Region Small College Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing.
In doubles, the pairs of David Robres de Veciana and Attride-Stirling and Henrique Souza and Valentine Le Goupil-Maier each won First-Round matches, before losing in the Second Round.
Robres and Attride-Stirling won 8-6 over Josh Weiss and Matt Mosher of Saint Michael's, while Souza and Le Goupil-Maier came away with an 8-5 victory against Dominican's Skylar Ross and Jorge Astillero Cervera.
Attride-Stirling was also the lone Adelphi University player to reach the main singles draw. He qualified with a pair of convincing decisions -- an 8-1 rout of Stonehill's Aaron Diamond and an 8-3 triumph over Concordia's Tomer Mendler, the No. 24 seeded player in the tournament.
In the main bracket, Attride-Stirling earned a first-round victory, knocking off fellow qualifier Borna Markusic from University of the Sciences in a tiebreaker, 10-8. He then lost to the draw's top-seeded player in the next round -- Concordia's Michele Fenoaltea - in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Unfortunately Leader went down in his first match to Yuval Barak from Franklin Pierce 8-6.