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Men's Tennis Finishes Third At Holy Cross Invitational

Eric Henne Worcester, Mass. - September 18, 2010 - The Springfield College men's tennis team kicked off the fall portion of its season on Saturday afternoon when it competed in the Holy Cross Invitational. Springfield finished third out of four teams, while Nichols won the Invitational.

Eric Henne lost in the finals of the flight two singles competition to David Drucker from Nichols, 7-5, 6-2. Springfield's other finalists were Zach O'Leary and Doug Nickerson, who lost in the finals of the double competition to the team of Eliot Wierman and Isiah Prosper from Nichols, 8-5.

The Pride return to action when it competes this upcoming weekend in the ITA Regionals in Williamstown, Mass.

Flight 1 Singles
Round 1
Deluca (Nichols) d Sheik (Assumption) 6-0,6-0
Wierzel (HC) d Burnap (Springfield) 6-1,6-4
Consolation round
Burnap d Sheik 6-4,6-2
Final
Deluca d Wierzel 6-1,6-0
Flight 2 Singles
Round 1
Henne (Springfield) d Mangello (Assumption) 6-2,6-2
Drucker (Nichols) d Das (HC) 7-6,6-2
Consolation
Das d Mangello 6-2,6-2
Final
Drucker d Henne 7-5,6-2
Flight 3 Singles
Round 1
Carella (Nichols) d Baker (Assumption) 6-1,6-0
Sullivan (HC) d Shrank (Springfield) 6-1,6-0
Consolation
Shrank d Baker DEFAULT
Final
Sullivan d Carella 6-3,6-2
Flight 4 Singles
Round 1
Daniel Young (Nichols) d Conner McCann (HC) 4-6,6-4,10-5
Hurley (Assumption) d Giannelli (Springfield) 7-6,6-4
Consolation
Conner McCann d Giannelli 6-1,6-0
Final
Dan Young d Hurley DEFAULT
Doubles
Round 1
Rich Jakiel/Nate Lefond (Assumption) BYE
OLeary/Nickerson (Springfield) d Piietruczuk/McCaffrey (Nichols) 8-6
Saucier/Vierra (Nichols) d Leggio/Brownell (HC) 8-4
Wierman/Prosper (Nichols) d Shekar/Paadre (HC) 8-5
Round 2
OLeary/Nickerson d Jakiel/Lefond 8-1
Wierman/Prosper d Saucier/Vierra 9-1
Final
Wierman/Prosper d OLeary/Nickerson 8-5

Total Points
Nichols 13
Holy Cross 6
Springfield 5
Assumption 1

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