Utica, N.Y. - October 2, 2011 - The Springfield College men's tennis team picked up its first win of the season on Sunday afternoon as it blanked Utica College, 9-0, to give head coach Toby Coffin his first win at the helm of the men's program.
Springfield improves to 1-2 on the year with the victory.
Kyle Mersereau picked up a win at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-3, while Zach O'Leary cruised at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Benjamin Burnap took No. 3 singles by the scores of 6-1, 6-1, while Joe Giannelli prevailed at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-1. Doug Nickerson was victorious at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Zac Goldstein rounded out singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6.
The Pride handled the Pioneers in double play, highlighted by Burnap and Mersereau's 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
The Pride is next in action on Monday afternoon when it squares off with cross-town rival Western New England at 3:30 pm.