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Men's Tennis Blanks Clark, Falls To MIT At NEWMAC Championships

NEW LONDON, Conn., April 4, 2004 -- Springfield College reached the semifinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over Clark before dropping a 4-0 decision to MIT on Saturday.

MIT went on to win its sixth-straight conference crown with a 4-0 win over Babson.

The Pride (5-7) was impressive in advancing to the semifinals, posting four-consecutive straight-set triumphs. Senior Yuta Yoshi (Yokosuka, Japan) won 6-1, 6-1 at #1, followed by junior Rich Aseltine (Tyngsboro, Mass.), a 6-3, 6-0 winner at #2; senior Chris Sweeney (Wakefield, Mass.), who rolled 6-1, 6-1 at #3, and junior Tim Losee (Berlin, N.H.), who picked up a 6-4, 6-0 victory at #4.

In the other conference championship matches, Babson blanked Coast Guard, 4-0, then held off Wheaton, 4-3, in the semifinals. Also in the first round, Wheaton beat WPI, 4-0.

First Round: SC 4, Clark 0
Yuta Yoshi def. Oliver Hartman, 6-1, 6-1
Rich Aseltine def. Nikola Milinkovic, 6-3, 6-0
Chris Sweeney def. Charles Gould, 6-1, 6-1
Tim Losee def. Allan Breed, 6-0, 6-4

Semifinals: MIT 4, SC 0
Vitaly Pereverzev def. Brad Boisvert, 6-0, 6-0
Thomas Dohlman def. Aseltine, 6-0, 6-2
Mike Orydziak def. Justin Freitas, 6-3, 6-1
Mark Egan def. Sweeney, 6-0, 6-1
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