It was an easy road to the finals for Marist as they dropped only three points in route to their final with Fairfield. In the semifinals, they took St. Peters with a score of 6-1 -- five straight set singles victories and a sweep of the doubles. The lone victory for St. Peters came in the No. 1 position as Serge Igel squeaked by Christian Coley, 1-6,6-4,12-10
Though Marist has been a regular fixture in the MAAC Championships final, it was Fairfield's first appearance since 2003. Marist took control from the beginning with victories at second and third doubles to take the point. All of the first sets went to Marist with the exception of No. 3, where Fairfield's George Laffey was staging one of the biggest battles of the tournament against Marcus Von Nordheim. As Marist dominated 4,2,5, with Landon Greene clinching it in a 6-1,6-2 victory over Chris Piasecki. It was decided that the George Laffey-Marcus Von Nordeheim match would continue, with Marcus taking the second set 7-6(3) and finally a 10-4 third-set tiebreaker, giving Marist a 7-0 final score. They finished just in time for the Marist-Fairfield Women's final.
Until Next Year,P.S. If you are interested in obtaining any photographs from the Metro Atlantic League Championships, contact Marcia@MarciaFrost.com.
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