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Men's Tennis Falls to Wheaton College, 6-1

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 15, 2006 – Springfield College sophomore Guy Lepore (Bay Shore,N.Y.) won at #5 singles, but Wheaton College outlasted the Pride, 6-1, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s tennis action this afternoon at Appleton Courts.

The Pride falls to 2-7 overall and 0-4 in the league, while the Lyons improve to 9-3 and remain undefeated at 4-0 in the NEWMAC.

Wheaton College, tied for first in the NEWMAC standings with MIT, swept the #1, #2 and #3 doubles matches, 8-3, 8-2, and 8-0 respectively. Payum Payman (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) teamed with Sean Daly (Miami, Fla.) to defeat SC’s Andrew Constant (Kingston, N.Y.) and Justin Freitas (E. Providence, R.I.) in #1 doubles.

Other victors for Wheaton included the current NEWMAC Player of the Week, Payman, at #1 singles over Constant, Daly over Freitas at #2 singles, Brad Dressler (Cranston, R.I.) over Bobby Schlink (Quaker Hill, Conn.) at #3 singles, Nick Potter (Concord, N.H.) over Jeff Crofts (Beverly, Mass.) at #4 singles, and Jeff Selesnick (Concord, N.H.) over Dave Keenan (Scarborough, Maine) at #6 singles.

SC next travels to Roger Williams, on Wednesday (April 19), for a 3:30 p.m. non-conference match.

The match began with doubles play.

Singles:
1) Payum Payman (WC) def. Andrew Constant (SC), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
2) Sean Daly (WC) def. Justin Freitas (SC), 7-5, 6-4
3) Brad Dressler (WC) def. Bobby Schlink (SC), 6-0, 6-3
4) Nick Potter (WC) def. Jeff Crofts (SC), 6-0, 6-3
5) Guy Lepore (SC) def. Mike Moss (WC), 7-6, (10-8), 6-3
6) Jeff Selesnick (WC) def. Dave Keenan (SC), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles:
1) Payman/Daly (WC) def. Constant/Freitas, 8-3
2) Dressler/Sheers (WC) def. Ethan Clime/Joe Lisi, 8-2
3) Will Stoddard/Potter (WC) def. Schlink/Lepore (SC), 8-0
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