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Men's Tennis Falls to MIT, 8-1, in NEWMAC Opener

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- March 31, 2007 – The Springfield College men’s tennis team lost to MIT, 8-1, this afternoon at SC’s Appleton Courts in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

With the win, MIT is now 7-3 overall, 1-0 in NEWMAC play. Springfield falls to 4-3 overall, 0-1 NEWMAC.

MIT jumped to a 3-0 lead by sweeping the doubles. MIT then won five of the six singles matches. The lone Springfield winner came at No. 6 singles as freshman Trevor Romanzi (Bayshore, N.Y.) defeated MIT freshman Manuel Rivera (San Juan, Puerto Rico). SC sophomore Andrew Constant (Kingston, N.Y.) put up a good fight in the second set at No. 1 singles, but lost to senior Thomas Dohlman (Wellesley, Mass.), 6-1, 7-5.

Other singles winners for MIT included junior Eric Beren (Dallas, Tex.) at No. 2, senior Mark Egan (Chapel Hill, N.C.) at No. 3, sophomore Peden Nichols (Great Falls, Va.) at No. 4, and sophomore Ryan Castonia (Whitehall, Mich.) at No. 5.

The match began with doubles play.

MIT 8, Springfield 1
Singles

Thomas Dohlman (MIT) def. Andrew Constant (SC), 6-1, 7-5
Eric Beren (MIT) def. Joe Lisi (SC), 6-4, 6-0
Mark Egan (MIT) def. Ethan Clime (SC), 6-1, 6-2
Peden Nichols (MIT) def. Bobby Schlink (SC), 6-0, 6-0
Ryan Castonia (MIT) def. Alex Kosicki (SC), 6-2, 6-3
Trevor Romanzi (SC) def. Manuel Rivera (MIT), 6-4, 6-2

Doubles
Beren-Dohlman (MIT) def. Constant-Lisi (SC), 8-6
Egan-Nichols (MIT) def. Clime-Guy Lepore (SC), 8-2
Vinith Misra-David Iba (MIT) def. Romanzi-Kevin Leahy (SC), 8-5

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