On Friday, March 29 the Stags traveled to Lathan, N.Y. to take on Siena. The Stags barely escaped winning 4-3 extending their win streak to continue their undefeated streak against the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The win moved the Stags to an 8-8 record and are 2-0 in the MAAC. 

The overall match came down to graduate student Griffin Schlesinger which clinched the win for Fairfield. Schlesinger won the number six singles coming back from a loss in the first set with the scores being, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. 

The match started with the Stags winning the doubles point, sweeping all three matches with graduate student Thomas Smart and Sam Hodges ‘25 winning 7-5. In the doubles two graduate student Nick Condos and Will O’Brien ‘25 won 6-2 and Luca Benaibbouche ‘27 and Kostas Kollias ‘26 won doubles three 6-1. 

The singles wins for the Stags came from Hodges who won 6-2, 6-2 and Condos winning 6-1, 6-3. Head Coach Jeff Bricker said “I’m so happy for Griffin to get his first clinching match victory! He battled hard to come back and win today. In doubles we were very sharp. We definitely have some things to sharpen up in singles, but road MAAC wins are great any way we can get them.” 

Next up the Stags will host Quinnipiac on Wednesday, April 3 at 3 p.m.

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