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Men's Tennis Defeats UMass Dartmouth 5-4

Joe Giannelli Springfield, Mass. -- April 10, 2012 -- The Springfield College men's tennis team defeated the UMass Dartmouth squad this afternoon, 5-4, at SC's Julius Appleton Courts. Jesse Boyd provided the clincher in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 5 singles.

The Pride is now 6-9 overall.

"We're improving, little by little," said Springfield College Head Coach Toby Coffin

Four of the singles matches went three sets.

Final Score: Springfield 5, UMass Dartmouth 4

Doubles
1) Karsten Rathlev/Guilliaume Cotte (UMD) def Kyle Mersereau/Ben Burnap (SC), 8-5
2) Doug Nickerson/Jesse Boyd (SC) def. Mike Parker/Brian Lui (UMD), 8-5
3) Zach O'Leary/Joe Giannelli (SC) def. Ray Lawton/Steve Troio (UMD), 8-1

Singles
1) Karsten Rathlev (UMD) def. Kyle Mersereau (SC), 7-6 (3), 6-2
2) Guillaume Cotte (UMD def. Ben Burnap (SC), 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-2
3) Zach O'Leary (SC) def. Mike Parker (UMD), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
4) Brian Lui (UMD) def. Doug Nickerson (SC), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5) Jesse Boyd (SC) def. Ray Lawton (UMD), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
6) Joe Giannelli (SC) def. Steve Troio (UMD), 6-0, 6-1

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Head Coach Toby Coffin Toby Coffin G’01, enters his third year as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Springfield College. Coffin, who has coached at numerous high schools in the area, will look to build a program which will contend for a conference crown. Read more.

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