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2006 Recaps

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(4/30) MAC Individual Championships (Day Two)
Wilkes University senior Arvin Narula (Blue Mountain/Orwigsburg, PA) capped his collegiate tennis career by winning the number-three single title at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships being hosted by Lehigh University on Sunday.
           
Narula, who was the number-three seed entering the event, knocked off second-seeded Matt Bucher from Messiah College, 6-4, 6-1 in the semi-final round. In the championship match he posted a 6-3, 6-1 victory over
Lebanon Valley College’s Zach Kaufman. Narula ended his senior season with an overall singles record of 21-3.
           
Senior John Lowe came up just short in his bid to win the number-four singles title. Lowe, seeded fourth, upset second-seeded Dave Scherler from
Albright College, 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-finals to garner a berth in the title match. In the final he suffered a 6-3, 6-1 defeat at the hands of number-one seed Jonathan Siemen from Messiah College.
           
The Colonels number-two doubles team of freshmen Kyle Ungvarsky and Julian Taibi were ousted in the semi-final round. The tandem dropped an 8-5 verdict to second-seeded Shawn Becker and Erik Vargo from
Lebanon Valley. 


(4/29) MAC Individual Championships (Day One)
The Wilkes University men’s tennis team has two singles players and one doubles team still alive after day one action at the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships being held at Lehigh University.
           
Third-seeded Arvin Narula advanced to the semi-final round in the third singles flight. Narula earned a bye into the quarterfinals before disposing of Sean Lynch from Moravian, 6-0, 6-2. He will meet number-two seed Matt Bucher from Messiah in a semi-final match on Sunday.
           
John Lowe is also alive in singles play. Lowe is seeded fourth in the fourth flight and also drew a bye into the quarterfinals. He followed that up with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Yiannis Iannedis from FDU-Florham to set up a semi-final showdown with second-seeded David Scherer from Albright.
           
The Colonels number-two doubles tandem of Julian Ungvarsky and Julian Taibi also remained alive with a quarterfinal win. The duo, seeded fourth, posted an 8-3 quarterfinal win over Susquehanna’s Matt Mitchell and Cooper Stewart. They will meet the number-two seed, Shaun Becker and Erik Vargo from
Lebanon Valley, in Sunday’s semi-final round.
           
Ungvarsky won his opening match in the first singles by flight, topping Scranton’s Dan Kiers, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). His singles day ended in the quarterfinals when he dropped a 6-4, 6-0 decision to fourth-seeded Jeremy Speicher from Albright. 
           
Taibi drew a bye into the quarterfinal round at second singles. He was then knocked out of singles competition with a 6-0, 6-1 loss to third-seeded Adam Geiger from FDU-Florham.
           
Tom Miller participated for Wilkes at fifth singles. He dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Lee Gustin from Moravian in his opening round match.
           
In the sixth singles flight Chris Noll rallied to post a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8) win over Taylor Butch from
Elizabethtown in the first round. He lost in the quarterfinals to fourth-seeded Corey Lanzet from FDU-Florham, 6-4, 6-0.
           
The Colonels number-one doubles team of Narula and Lowe also advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-3 opening round win over Mike Byerly and John Stutzman from Lycoming. The top-seeded duo of Ryan McDonald and Jason Swenson from Drew ousted the Wilkes tandem with an 8-2 win in the quarterfinals.
           
Miller and Noll represented Wilkes in the third doubles flight. They lost their opening round match to Moravian’s Keith Feinman and Jeremiah Reinhart, 8-5.


(4/26) Wilkes 7 Philadelphia Bible 0
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Brandon Schmidt, 6-0, 6-0; Julian Taibi (W) def. Andy Carrico, 6-0, 6-0; Arvin Narula (W) def. Jason Coache, 6-0, 6-0; Tom Miller (W) def. Otis Caston, 6-0, 6-0; Chris Noll (W) def. Chris Lund, 6-1, 6-0; Josh Gardner (W) by forfeit. 
Doubles: Ungvarsky/Taibi (W) def. Schmidt/Carrico, 8-0; Narula/Noll (W) def. Coache/Caston, 8-1; Miller/Gardner (W) by forfeit.


(4/24) Wilkes 6 Susquehanna 1
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Steve Kane, 7-5, 6-0; Julian Taibi (W) def. Todd Adams, 6-3, 6-2; Arvin Narula (W) def. Matt Mitchell, 6-0, 6-0; John Lowe (W) def. Andrew Symonette, 7-5, 6-4; Tom Miller (W) def. Tyler Rush, 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (10-8); Seth Podell (S) won by forfeit.
Doubles: Ungvarsky/Lowe (W) def. Kane/Adams, 8-5; Taibi/Narula (W) def. Podell/Mitchell, 8-0; Symonette/Rush (S) won by forfeit.


(4/19) Freedom Conference Semi-Final
Drew 7 Wilkes 0
Singles: Jason Swenson (D) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-3, 6-2; Ryan McDonald (D) def. Julian Taibi, 6-4, 6-2; Vik Rao (D) def. Arvin Narula, 6-0, 6-3; Richard Rappaport (D) def. John Lowe, 6-1, 6-2; Ross Lieblich (D) def. Tom Miller, 6-0, 6-1; Jason Woods (D) def. Lou Gerstle, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Swenson/McDonald (D) def. Ungvarsky/Lowe, 8-6; Lieblich/Rappaport (D) def. Taibi/Narula, 8-6; Rao/Mike Kennedy (D) def. Miller/Gerstle, 8-0.


(4/12) Wilkes 5 Lycoming 1
Singles: Michael Byerly (L) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-4, 1-0 retired; Julian Taibi (W) def. Craig Ayers, 6-0, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. John Stutzman, 6-2, 6-2; John Lowe (W) def. John Scarangello, 6-2, 6-1; Josh Gardner (W) def. Ryan Horsley, 6-0, 6-4; Tom Miller (W) def. Colin Baier, 6-1, 6-3
Doubles: Cancelled due to rain


(4/11) Wilkes 4 Albright 3
Singles: Jeremy Speicher (A) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-0, 3-0 retired; Julian Taibi (W) def. Yoshihiro Otsuka, 6-1, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Majid Ghodousi, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; David Scherler (A) def. Tom Miller, 6-1, 6-3; Josh Gardner (W) def. Nick Loris, 6-3, 6-1; Chris Noll (W) def. Jeff Sussmann, 7-6 (15-13), 6-2.
Doubles: Speicher/Otsuka (A) def. Narula/Gardner, 8-6; Ungvarsky/Noll (W) def. Ghodousi/Loris, 8-6; Scherler/Sussmann (A) def. Taibi/Miller, 8-5.


(4/10) King's 4 Wilkes 3
Singles: Mike Portonova (K) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-0, 6-0; Nick Hojsack (K) def. Julian Tabai, 6-0, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Matt Dunne, 6-1, 6-3; Brett Shipe (K) def. John Lowe, 6-3, 7-5; Blake Bonser (K) def. Tom Miller, 6-0, 6-2; Josh Gardner (W) def. David Boe, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: Portonova/Hojsack (K) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-4; Ungvarsky/Chris Noll (W) def. Shipe/Boe, 8-2; Taibi/Gardner (W) def. Dunne/Bonser, 8-2.


(4/9) Wilkes 9 PSU Berks 0
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Sean Mathew, 6-1, 6-4; Julian Taibi (W) def. Tom Rothchild, 6-2, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Frank Chicco, 6-0, 6-1; John Lowe (W) def. Ryan Keyes, 7-5, 6-1; Tom Miller (W) def. Brad Remp, 6-4, 6-3; Josh Gardner (W) def. Chris Konnick, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. Rothchild/Mann Kuruvile, 8-1; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Mathew/Chris Uhl, 8-2; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Keyes/Konnick, 8-2.


(4/8) FDU-Florham 5 Wilkes 2
Singles: Frank Geiger (F) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; Adam Geiger (F) def. Julian Taibi, 6-4, 6-3; Arvin Narula (W) def. Arkady Smolyansky, 6-1, 6-0; John Lowe (W) def. Yiannis Iannedis, 6-4, 6-4; John Zalesky (F) def. Tom Miller, 6-2, 6-3; Corey Lanzet (F) def. Josh Gardner, 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: A. Geiger/Iannedis (F) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-4; F. Geiger/Lanzet (F) def. Ungvarsky/Gardner, 8-5; Smolyansky/Zalesky (F) def. Taibi/Chris Noll, 8-4.


(4/4) Drew 6 Wilkes 1
Singles: Jason Swenson (D) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 0-6, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (10-8); Ryan McDonald (D) def. Julian Taibi, 6-0, 6-2; Vik Rao (D) def. Arvin Narula, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8); John Lowe (W) def. Ross Lieblich, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-5); Richard Rappaport (D) def. Tom Miller, 6-0, 6-4; Mike Kennedy (D) def. Josh Gardner, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Swenson/McDonald (D) def. Ungvarsky/Taibi, 8-4; Lieblich/Rappaport (D) def. Lowe/Gardner, 8-3; Rao/Kennedy (D) def. Miller/Chris Noll, 8-4.


(4/2) Wilkes 6 Lebanon Valley 1
Singles: Erik Vargo (LVC) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-1, 6-3; Julian Taibi (W) def. Zach Kaufman, 6-2, 6-4; Arvin Narula (W) def. Shawn Becker, 6-2, 6-2; John Lowe (W) def. J.P. Henry, 6-1, 6-2; Josh Gardner (W) def. Jared Zeigler, 6-4, 6-4; Tom Miller (W) def. Phil Rhodes, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-7).
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. Vargo/Becker, 9-8 (7-3); Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Kaufman/Zeigler, 8-5; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Henry/Andrew Levin, 8-4.


(3/29) Wilkes 5 Scranton 2
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Vikram Arora, 6-0, 6-2; Daniel Kiers (S) def. Julian Taibi, 6-2, 6-3; Arvin Narula (W) def. Mike Clark, 6-1, 6-0; John Lowe (W) def. Matt Silva, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0; Josh Gardner (W) def. Paurush Shah, 6-2, 6-1; Erik Lenhart (S) def. Tom Miller, 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. Arora/Kiers, 8-6; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Clark/Silva, 8-3; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Shah/Lenhart, 8-2.


(3/28) Wilkes 7 DeSales 0
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Antony May, 6-2, 6-0; Julian Taibi (W) def. Ernie Justice, 6-0, 6-0; Arvin Narula (W) def. Jake Hoover, 6-1, 6-1; John Lowe (W) def. Jon Kindred, 6-0, 6-0; Tom Miller (W) def. Mike Noeger, 6-0, 6-3; Chris Noll (W) def. Chris Antoni, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. May/Justice, 8-3; Ungvarsky/Miller (W) def. Hoover/Kindred, 8-4; Taibi/Noll (W) def. Noeger/Antoni, 8-0.


(3/27) Wilkes 6 Keystone 1
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Dennis James, 6-2, 6-0; Julian Tabai (W) def. Ryan Cox, 6-2, 6-0; Tom Miller (W) def. Hisaharu Oshima, 6-4, 6-3; Chris Noll (W) def. Han-Wool Ji, 6-3, 6-0; Scott Gower (K) def. Salman Punekar, 6-2, 6-4; Lou Gerstle (W) def. Ben VanSolkema, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Ungvarsky/Miller (W) def. James/Gower, 8-1; Taibi/Noll (W) def. Oshima/Ji, 8-0; Cox/Ryan Cloak (K) def. Punekar/Gerstle, 8-4.


(3/26) Marywood 4 Wilkes 3
Singles: Kyle McGee (M) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2); Joe Listanski (M) def. Julian Taibi, 6-2, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Tim Rixner, 6-1, 6-4; Yao Eklu-Agbam (M) def. John Lowe, 6-1, 6-1; Josh Gardner (W) def. Dustin Rhodes, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; Jeremy Geadrities (M) def. Tom Miller, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.
Doubles: McGee/Eklu-Agbam (M) def. Narula/Lowe, 9-8 (8-6); Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Listanski/Rixner, 8-3; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Andrew Hetsko/Mike Stevens, 8-5.

 
(3/19) Wilkes 6 Moravian 1
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Neil Caniga, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Julian Taibi (W) def. Scott Shelbo, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Sean Lynch, 6-1, 6-3; Keith Feinman (M) def. John Lowe, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8); Josh Gardner (W) def. Lee Gustin, 6-2, 6-4; Tom Miller (W) def. Jeremiah Reinhart, 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Caniga/Lynch (M) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-1; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Shelbo/Gustin, 9-7; Taibi/Noll (W) def. Feinman/Reinhart, 9-8 (9-7).


(3/18) Wilkes 7 Elizabethtown 0
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Per Roxendal, 6-1, 6-1; Julian Taibi (W) def. Hiep Pham, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Arvin Narula (W) def. Jeff Kirkhoff, 6-1, 6-1; John Lowe (W) def. Zachary Atkinson, 6-2, 6-3; Josh Gardner (W) def. Taylor Butch, 6-0, 6-2; Tom Miller (W) def. Ryan Zimmerman, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Roxendal/Pham (E) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-3; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Kirkhoff/Atkinson, 9-8 (7-5); Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Butch/Zimmerman, 8-6.


(3/13) Wilkes 6 Neumann 1
Singles: Julian Taibi (W) def. Andrew Finger, 6-2, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Matt Ford, 6-0, 6-0; John Lowe (W) def. Bobby Klenk, 6-0, 6-0; John Slinka (N) def. Josh Gardner, 7-5, 6-4; Tom Miller (W) def. Andrew Bitar, 6-3, 6-0; Chris Noll (W) def. Kevin Conroy, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. Finger/Slinka, 8-3; Taibi/Noll (W) def. Bitar/Barry Harvey, 8-4; Miller/Peter Wassel (W) def. Bobby Klenk/Steve Klenk, 8-3.


 
(3/8) Wilkes 6 Tri-State 1
Singles:
Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Dan Wiedemann, 6-0, 6-3; Brian Roth (TS) def. Julian Taibi, 6-1, 6-1; Arvin Narula (W) def. Nick Winningham, 6-1, 6-3; John Lowe (W) def. Matt Philhower, 6-2, 6-1; Josh Gardner (W) def. Brandon Appleton, 6-0, 6-1; Tom Miller (W) def. Sean Matuska, 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Wiedemann/Roth (TS) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-5; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Winningham/Philhower, 8-3; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Appleton/Jeigh Krupp, 8-0.


(3/7) Juniata 6 Wilkes 1
Singles: Neil Eicher (J) def. Kyle Ungvarsky, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3; John Skoner (J) def. Julian Taibi, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Arvin Narula (W) def. Brian Sykes, 6-0, 6-2; Brandon Long (J) def. John Lowe, 7-6 (7-0), 6-3; Ryan Navarro (J) def. Josh Gardner, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-4); Jonathan Cohen (J) def. Tom Miller, 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: Eicher/Long (J) def. Narula/Lowe, 8-3; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Sykes/Cohen, 8-3; Skoner/Jack Walfish (J) def. Taibi/Miller, 9-7.


(9/18) Wilkes 6 Moravian 1
Singles: Kyle Ungvarsky (W) def. Neil Caniga, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6); Julian Taibi (W) def. Scott Shelbo, 6-3, 6-4; Arvin Narula (W) def. Keith Feinman, 6-0, 6-3; John Lowe (W) def. Steve Bontempo, 6-4, 6-3; Josh Gardner (W) def. Sean Lynch, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); Lee Gustin (M) def. Salman Punekar, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).
Doubles: Narula/Lowe (W) def. Caniga/Gustin, 8-1; Ungvarsky/Gardner (W) def. Shelbo/Lynch, 8-2; Taibi/Chris Noll (W) def. Feinman/Bontempo, 8-2.
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