Temple-La Salle Tennis Match Turns Ugly

You know how people like to call Philadelphia “The City of Brotherly Love” because, you know, irony? Well, it appears that Philly can work its magic on the sport best known for using “love” as a score: The Temple News reports that last week’s tennis match between Temple University and LaSalle got really ugly—so much so the rivalry may be ended.

La Salle junior Chas Berenato reportedly threw his racquet against a fence; La Salle junior Joseph LaBate earned a point penalty after saying his Temple opponent, a Russian, “should be deported.”

“This is the first time we’ve faced a team that acted this way,” Temple coach Steve Mauro said. “We’re used to playing teams that are a little more respectful on the court, so we didn’t appreciate that.”

 

Watch La Salle Beat Ole Miss on Last-Second Game-Winner

Weeks after literally getting lost in the wilderness, the 13th seeded La Salle Explorers seem to have found their path (!) to the Sweet 16, thanks to this last-second game-winner from guard Tyrone Garland. The last time the team made it this far in a tournament, in 1955, it was so small the round of 16 didn’t exist yet. La Salle is the last Philly team left in the tourney, after Temple lost a heartbreaker earlier in the evening to #1-seeded Indiana. Warning: Turn down the volume, as this video was shot right from the scorer’s table, and the crowd noise is deafening.