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Men's Tennis Wins 6-3 over MCLA

Cody Rodrigues  North Adams, Mass. -- April 26, 2012 -- The Springfield College men's tennis team handed MCLA a 6-3 defeat in a non-conference match today.

SC began by defeating MCLA, 3-0, in doubles play.

The No. 1 pairing of junior Ben Burnap (Westerly, R.I.) and freshman Alex Orban (Milford, Conn.) took care of MCLA's Dan Nesti and Taylor Krowitz, 8-4. At No. 2, it was senior Doug Nickerson (Falmouth, Me.) and junior Zac Goldstein (Shelton, Conn.) running by Amory Galili and Joseph Whitehouse, 8-2. And at No. 3 doubles, it was senior Zach O'Leary (Westboro, Mass.) and senior Sean Seifert (Chicopee, Mass.) shutting out Mitchell Mabardy and Brendan Peltier, 8-0.

The two teams, however, split singles play. The SC winners came at No. 2, 5, and 6 singles. They included sophomore Joe Giannelli (Watertown, Conn.) with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2; Goldstein with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5; and freshman Cody Rodrigues (Westfield, Mass.) with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6.

Final Score: Springfield 6, MCLA 3

Doubles
1) Ben Burnap/Alex Orban (SC) def. Nesti/Krowitz (MCLA), 8-4
2) Doug Nickerson/Zac Goldstein (SC) def. Galili/Whitehouse (MCLA), 8-2
3) Zach O'Leary/Sean Seifert (SC) def. Mitchell Mabardy/Brendan Peltier (MCLA), 8-0

Singles
1) Nesti (MCLA) def. O'Leary (SC), 6-3, 1-6 (10-8)
2) Joe Giannelli (SC) def. Galili (MCLA), 6-0, 6-1
3) Krowitz (MCLA) def. Orban (SC), 6-4, 0-6 (10-5)
4) Whitehouse (MCLA) def. Seifert (SC), 4-6, 7-5 (11-9) 5) Goldstein (SC) def. Mabordy (MCLA), 6-1, 6-0
6) Cody Rodrigues (SC) def. Richard Larocque (MCLA), 6-1, 6-1

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